Authorities pursue fugitive driver in Jefferson Park

Authorities are in pursuit of a fleeing driver in East Los Angeles Thursday night. Sky5 is above.

The pursuit began after the Los Angeles Police Department spotted a suspected stolen vehicle, a white Kia, just before 10 p.m., according to Officer Cruz.

The California Highway Patrol then took over the chase, which traveled through the San Fernando Valley and then toward downtown Los Angeles on Highway 5 before exiting onto Highway 110.

The Kia pulled out near the USC campus and started running red lights, so the CHP ended their pursuit. The LAPD follows the car around 10:45 p.m.

At 11 p.m., the driver appeared to be driving in circles in a residential area of ​​Jefferson Park, with no police vehicles nearby. A passenger fled near Adams-Normandie.

At around 11:25 p.m., the driver stopped his car in a Ralphs parking lot, got out, and put his hands above his head, despite there being no law enforcement near him.

He then lay down in an apparent attempt to surrender, although no one tried to take him into custody.

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