A suspect who led police on a vehicle chase was killed and an officer was shot in the leg Friday during a police shooting in Pasadena.

Officers attempted to pull over a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for a vehicle code violation near Walnut Street and Meridith Avenue about 3:10 p.m., according to Lt. William Grisafe.

The motorist did not yield and allegedly drove recklessly on Pasadena streets, causing officers to call off the direct pursuit while a police helicopter tracked the suspect from above.

Officers later resumed the pursuit and stopped the vehicle with a PIT maneuver near Corson Street and Allen Avenue about 3:35 p.m., at which point “an exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and officers,” Grisafe

An officer was wounded in the leg and the suspect was killed, according to Grisafe. The officer was taken to a hospital “in serious but stable condition.”

The suspect, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department are investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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