Carjacking suspect shot after police chase ends in Pico-Union

A suspect was shot following a wild police chase that ended in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Deputies responded to the 400 block of McBride Avenue, in East Los Angeles, regarding a carjacking call around 6:20 a.m. Later in the afternoon, just before 2:30 p.m., that stolen vehicle was seen by deputies near Whittier Boulevard and McDonnell Avenue. 

According to officials, deputies conducted a felony traffic stop and the suspect vehicle yielded, but then suddenly reversed into the patrol vehicle several times. The suspect fled southbound on McDonnell Avenue and the deputies initiated the pursuit.

The driver struck multiple vehicles along the way, including several sheriff's patrol units. The suspect came across traffic, drove toward the sidewalk, and struck a light pole.  

The roughly hour-long chase came to an end around 2:45 p.m. in the area of Vermont Avenue and Venice Boulevard. As deputies boxed in the vehicle, smoke could be seen coming from one of the tires. 

It appears another car, which was not involved in the chase, was also boxed in by deputies, unable to move.  

At one point, the suspect put his car in reverse and rammed into another sheriff's vehicle. That's when deputies opened fire, shattering the rear window and hitting the suspect. He was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

There were no reports of any injuries to deputies.