Video shows shootout during LAPD pursuit
Police were following a stolen Honda before one of the suspects pointed a shotgun out of the car and fired at the officers
By PoliceOne Staff
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department released video of officers engaging in a shootout with two suspects during a pursuit.
On May 20, two LAPD officers were following a stolen Honda when one of the suspects in the car realized police were following them, ABC News reported. The car can be seen on video speeding up and barreling through several stop signs in an attempt to flee.
A suspect in the passenger side of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Andrew Guerrero, then points a shotgun out of the car and fires at the officers. One of the officers returns fire, first with a handgun and then with a shotgun. The shootout ends when the officers’ patrol vehicle collides with a curb and another car.
Police eventually found the stolen vehicle abandoned, but later located Guerrero and 29-year-old Daniel Salinas, accused of driving the Honda, in the same area as the vehicle.
Neither officer were injured during the incident.
Police said Salinas and Guerrero are documented gang members and face a number of charges, including attempted murder of an officer. They both pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.