A man suspected of stealing a white BMW during a burglary at a Redondo Beach home was killed by Long Beach police Thursday morning after firing at officers at the end of a vehicle chase, authorities said.
The burglary, which occurred in the 1600 block of Morgan Lane in North Redondo Beach, was reported shortly after midnight on Thursday, according to Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department. The theft was discovered when the residents came home and found the car missing. The keys were stolen from inside the house.
California Highway Patrol officers chased the suspect from Redondo Beach into Long Beach shortly before 1 a.m. but lost sight of him as he exited the southbound 405 (San Diego) Freeway at Studebaker Road, Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona said.
Minutes later, Long Beach police spotted the vehicle and gave chase, she said.
The suspect crashed into a garage in the 6400 block of Keynote Street near Hackett Avenue and was killed in an officer-involved shooting after he brandished a gun and fired on police, Arrona said.
The suspect, who Long Beach police Sgt. Dave Marander described as a
young man, was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured, Marander said.
Redondo Beach police are still investigating the burglary.
—Editor Nicole Mooradian contributed to this report.