A baby was inside a car that was chased by police from Long Beach to San Pedro, a pursuit that included at least two shootouts. Luckily, the infant was not injured.
ABC7 reported the high-speed chase on Saturday started after Long Beach police received a 911 call around 2 a.m. The caller reported a domestic dispute involving a man, woman and 5-month-old infant.
When law enforcement arrived at the scene the man had already left the residence with the baby. The suspect then returned and was confronted by officers.
It is at this time that there was allegedly an officer-involved shooting. Investigators believe the suspect fired at the officers and is looking into whether they shot back. No one was injured by the gunfire.
The man then got back into his vehicle with the baby still in the backseat and police pursued. The high-speed chase led them down 110 and 405 freeways, ending in San Pedro.
According to MyNewsLA, the chase ended at the intersection of Oliver and Bandini streets. The suspect left his car and began firing in the direction of the officers while the baby was still in the car.
An officer was injured by flying glass when his patrol car was hit by gunfire. He was transported to a nearby hospital. He was later released and is expected to fully recover.
Officials said the baby was not injured. However, the infant was taken to an area hospital as a precautionary measure. The unnamed suspect surrendered uninjured and was arrested.
Both officer-involved shootings will be investigated as authorities are unsure if they were aware there was a second person in the vehicle.