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Murder suspect wounded in shootout with California police

May 11, 2019
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FILE - This Friday, May 10, 2019 image from video provided by FOX11 Los Angeles shows a man leaning out the window of a moving car, shooting at pursuing police vehicles during a wild car chase in the Los Angeles area. The car finally came to a halt in the Los Angeles suburb of Vernon, where the woman driver, who had blood on her shirt, surrendered. The gunman remained inside the car. Police say the man wounded in a car chase shootout in Southern California is suspected of killing a liquor store owner days earlier. The man was dragged unmoving from the car on Friday afternoon after a chase that began in Downey. (FOX11 Los Angeles via AP, File)

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a liquor store owner near Los Angeles is hospitalized with at least one gunshot wound suffered during a shootout with police at the end of a chase.

The county sheriff’s department says the man is in critical condition Saturday.

He is believed to be the gunman who walked into a Downey liquor store on Tuesday and shot down its owner.

The high-speed chase began Friday afternoon when a black Prius he was riding in refused to pull over. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a large-caliber revolver at police.

It ended when traffic trapped the Prius and police who pulled up in the next lane riddled the car with gunfire.

Authorities said a woman driving the Prius was shot, but her injury was not life-threatening.