Deputies chase armed manslaughter suspect along Long Beach freeways, LASD says

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies chased an armed suspect along freeways in the Long Beach area until the driver surrendered in Orange County this afternoon.

The pursuit started in Carson around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when deputies spotted a car that was wanted by the CHP officers in connection with a Riverside manslaughter case, according to Lt. Williams of the Carson station.

Deputies followed the vehicle as it headed into Long Beach on the 91 Freeway before circling through the area on the 710, 405 and 605 freeways.

At one point, the driver exited the 405 Freeway and let a passenger out of the car who warned there was a weapon in the vehicle after deputies took her into custody, according to the sheriff’s officials.

Eventually, the driver surrendered after getting off the freeway and stopping near Orangethorpe Avenue and Valley View Street in Buena Park.

Williams said deputies found a gun when they searched the car.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.