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Carjacking Pursuit Ends in Koreatown

Police opened fire on an armed carjacking suspect after chasing him through the streets of Hollywood and the Mid-Wilshire area. Contrary to mainstream media reports, the pursuit did not end in Downtown LA but in Koreatown LA at the Shell gas station on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Vermont.

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The pursuit began on the Ventura (101) freeway and the driver exited at Hollywood Boulevard, where he momentarily pulled to a stop in the middle of the street at 7:10 p.m. The driver then continued westbound to the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland, where he turned south onto Highland Avenue.

The suspect kept driving down Highland to the residential area of Hancock Park and then eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.

Emergency dispatchers reported that the man driving the vehicle was carrying a blue steel handgun.

The suspect eventually pulled into a Shell gas station, alongside a man pumping gas, at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Officers shot several rounds into the suspect’s car, as the civilian lay crouched just feet away. The civilian escaped the situation uninjured.

Dispatchers said the suspect, a 40-year-old man, had suffered several gunshot wounds and have called for an ambulance.

UPDATE: As of 10:00 PM, the LA Times is quoting unnamed sources that the man allegedly stole a car from a woman in San Bernardino shortly before 3:30 p.m. He then drove to North Valley Boulevard and Eastern Avenue in El Sereno, where he dumped the vehicle and stole the Saturn from a 65-year-old man.

The police pursuit ended by 7:39 PM.

Sources: Koreatown on Twitter and CBS Local

Corn Maiden Tamales & Blazin J’s Kettle Corn

Aside from Neomeze serving Indo-European cuisine, the Corn Maiden tamale lady was at the Earth Day 2010 celebrations in Koreatown. Notice in the background the Pierce National Life Building, the blue-green windows of the Solair and the blue-green terracotta tiles of the Pellissier Building (Wiltern Theatre complex). This is on Wilshire Boulevard corner Oxford.

Corn Maiden Tamales on Earth Day 2010

Corn Maiden Tamales at Earth Day 2010 celebrations

The lady’s pretty friendly. Sorry I didn’t get a better picture.

Corn Maiden Tamales Menu on Earth Day 2010

Corn Maiden Tamales Menu on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J Kettle Corn on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J’s Kettle Corn on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J Kettle Corn Prices in Koreatown!

Kettle Corn Prices: $2 for small, $4 for medium, $7 for large
All Drinks Just One Dollar!

Live music being played on stage in front of the large building with the Radio Korea sign. Face painting for the kids… Tamales,  samosas, kettle corn, fresh strawberries, daechu, apples, zucchini… Read about the scheduled activities here. From 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Wilshire Park Plaza lawn (between Oxford and Serrano)