A fast and violent police chase punctuated by an exchange of gunfire ended Thursday night with the shooting death of a man at a busy Pico Rivera intersection, authorities said.
The chase began when Whittier police responded to a 911 call from the residents of a home in the 10300 block of Jersey Avenue in Santa Fe Springs, Whittier Police Lt. Rick Gilliland said.
"He was brandishing a gun and he apparently went into the house and confronted people, some of whom he may have known," Gilliland said. "Officers were at the scene and more were arriving when the guy left the house and got into a car. He still had the gun."
The man sped away with a woman, Gilliland said. It was not clear whether she was a willing companion or a hostage.