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Police Kill Chase Suspect

WOODLAND HILLS - The southbound lanes of the Ventura (101)
Freeway -- one of the region's major arteries -- were reopened today
after a nightlong closure prompted by an investigation into the fatal
shooting of a 19- year-old Winnetka man by Los Angeles police officers
at the end of a car chase.
The shooting occurred on the freeway in Woodland Hills shortly before
10 p.m. Wednesday, triggering a probe by investigators from the Los
Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division and the Los
Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Until the southbound lanes were re-opened at 8 a.m., motorists were
diverted at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and allowed to re-enter the
southbound lanes at Winnetka Avenue, the California Highway Patrol
reported.
Los Angeles police have not said whether the man who was shot and
killed by officers was armed. The man's family identified him as Abdul
Arian and said he was unarmed. An uncle said the young man both wanted
to be a police officer and feared police, and he wondered aloud if
officers could have used non-lethal force.
The man, who was suspected of reckless driving, was shot after
exiting his car on the southbound 101 Freeway at the end of a chase,
said Officer Gregory Baek of the LAPD's Media Relations office.
Officers from the LAPD's Devonshire Station first stopped the
suspect's car around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Plummer Street
and Shirley Avenue in Northridge, said Officer Karen Rayner of LAPD
Media Relations. The man sped away from the stop and drove recklessly,
running red lights, before getting onto the freeway, she said.
He exited the freeway at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and re-entered on the southbound side, LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said.


The chase ended on the freeway at Canoga Avenue with the suspect
fleeing through the passenger side door of his car, which was turned
sideways in the middle of lanes. A squad car was driven into the
driver's side door.
The suspect could be seen in television footage pointing at officers
as he ran, but it was unclear if he had anything in his hand. Either
way, the gesture was followed by police fire, and the man was pronounced
dead at the scene.

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Added: Apr-12-2012 Occurred On: Apr-12-2012
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  • He wanted to be a cop AND feared them?

    Good riddance.

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    • @ImSmarterThanYou

      Aren't you too busy touching yourself to be typing?

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  • LOL listen to all of these keyboard retards criticizing the cops. You guys are as dumb as barn yard animals if you think that you should have handled that any differently. At night with some crazy man pointing something at you and you're so superior and bad ass that you could easily tell he's not armed. You'd be dead in a week at that job.

    LOL as naive as you are ridiculous!

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  • usually the camera zooms out before you see the money shot

    not this time!

    nice share

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  • police should mete out justice right there on the street, this will eliminate reckless driving immediately. get rid of those pesky prosecutors, lowdown criminal lawyers, and obnoxious judges.

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    • @danmoc13
      There are many countries without rights and freedom. Feel free to move, moron!

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  • Abdul got picked on for looking like a terrorist. He took matters into his own hands.

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  • Another great moment in law enforcement..reckless driving and he isn't armed but we'll shoot him anyways

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    • @Wyseguy67

      At night, during a pursuit, if you look at officers and point your hands at them in a manner indicating you have a gun, they will assume you actually have a gun and your ass will get shot.

      Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

      Do not, under any circumstances, pretend to be shooting at police officers.

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    • @Tanngrisnir3

      They need to see a gun before they shoot someone. He certainly wasn't pretending to shoot them. He was terrified. Night, day, whenever,.. the police murdered him while his parents watched on TV.

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    • @Deadly_AC

      Quite incorrect. They don't need to see an actual gun before shooting if it looks like he's going for a gun or has a gun.

      He was murdered by his own stupidity.

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    • @Tanngrisnir3

      You are right. He was murdered by his own stupidity. I saw the enhanced video and heard more info about the 911 call.

      See what kind of a jackass I am jumping to conclusions.

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  • yes dear reader. the police are your friend.

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  • Just me or does the guy with the light in the helicopter have NO trouble keeping the light on subject EXCEPT while the suspect is running and shooting back? They managed to keep it on the car moving 60-70+ miles and hour. And after he is down. They only lacked the skill when It would have benefited the cops aim.

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  • The guy was holding a cellphone and pretending that it was a gun...and the police expended 90 rounds while trying to kill him.

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  • Sweet, asshole dead.

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  • Piece of sh!t cops.

    People don't comply and it's how the cops handle those people that makes the difference. Guy was running for his life. No gun.

    Poor guy, poor family.

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  • One less George Zimmerman in the world.

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