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Monday, April 14, 2014
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Police pursuit heads through Echo Park and Silver Lake*

Police tonight chased a suspected car jacker as he drove through the streets of Echo Park, Silver Lake and surrounding neighborhoods, NBC LA is reporting. Residents reported seeing at least eight police cars and a helicopter overhead during the pursuit as it headed on Sunset Boulevard and southbound on Glendale Boulevard also near Echo Park Lake.

 * Update on Wednesday, Sept. 12: The driver, 24-year-old Ian Schlesinger, has been booked in connection with the July 30 killing of Ivan Pedroza in Echo Park. The Eastsider

*Update: ABC7  reports the chase, which began in Echo Park near Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue,  ended downtown, where police shot the robbery and murder suspect after he exited the car and pointed a rifle at officers.   An LAPD spokesman has identified the man as 24-year-old Ian Schlesinger.

14 comments

  1. 5 helicopters more like… Proper Apocalypse Now against the sunset.

  2. heard all the choppers around Sunset and Virgil tonight. Another Day in LA. At least mama cooked the breakfast today with no hog.

  3. Ch. 9 was reporting that prior to this starting, police had shot and killed the driver’s brother. It was not clear when that shooting occurred, today or some other time.

    It was three police helicopters, and much higher up about five news choppers.

    Unfortunately, when the police shot this suspect in downtown, Ch. 9 was blocked from seeing it happen by a skyscraper. But when they did get to where they could see, it looked like the suspect had had an accident with another car in an intersection. He was already laying on the ground and not moving. Paramedics went in, but would not go to the suspect, instead went only to the person in the other car.

    Ch. 9 was out of view of that chase for only less than a minute, maybe less than 30 seconds, and that is the very instant that the shooting happened.

  4. THE BROTHER’S SHOOTING HAPPENED ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. THE SUSPECT IN THIS PURSUIT WANTED TO GO OUT LIKE HIS BROTHER.. IM SO HAPPY THAT THEY FINALLY CAUGHT HIM. THAT IS “CHUCKY” WANTED FOR MURDER… CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE ON MY SON’S DAD IVAN, “ECHO PARK SHOOTING LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD” ON JULY 30…
    R.I.P. IVAN- I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU

    • Interesting how you know so much about these individuals.

      • Interesting how you don’t know how to read.. Like I said, “read the article on my son’s dad ivan” dated July 30, 2012 here on Eastsider… obviously i do know these individuals… One WAS my friend which is the one in pursuit wanted for murder. Ivan who was murdered is my son’s dad… Understand now

  5. watched the beginnings from my balcony at EP lake… i originally thought it was a rogue helicopter joyrider flying really low all over echo park between sunset, the lake, 101, north, and south towards downtown, with 6 other other copters, plus 8+ cop cars whizzing around.

    had no idea it was a car they were after till i found cbs streaming it online live. wow. the skynews live copter guy was commentating on this slow but crazy/scary pursuit, said the guy in the car was wanted for murder and was on the phone with police and relatives as he was driving, had weapons, a full tank of gas and wasn’t going to surrender alive. by that point the idiot was over on alvarado, beverly, western, santa monica, koreatown, macarthur park… then, just after he entered downtown, boom! he hit a car. he got out and tried to push his car from the driver’s side and use it as a shield – so the car he hit, he was only about 5 feet from the windshield and was in direct line as he fired back and forth at the cops. that was nuts. he went down and about 15 cops ran in closer on the other sides of those cars, shouting and waving at bystanders to get out of there. he was moving his arms and rolling his legs around. with cops help the other driver escaped out of their passenger backseat door and was run to safety.

    then they waited a bit and watched him. the skynews guy was saying the gun was still with/near him. they got the dog out, who they let loose on him, and it looked like the guy was trying to hit and kick the dog even though he was injured. but the cops got him and he was taken away by ambulance.

    was very happy this ended before it got dark. and i really hope the passenger of the other car is safe and relatively unharmed, along with other bystanders.

    good job lapd. and cbs skynews live cam/ copter guys.

  6. The suspect who was arrested following the pursuit yesterday is Ian Schlesinger, 24, North Hollywood. He had been sought in the slaying of Ivan Pedroza. He was booked on a warrant for Mr. Pedroza’s murder, and also charged with attempt murder of a police officer after last night’s occurrence. He is being held at LA County Jail, with bail set at $2 million.

    Wes
    25214@lapd.lacity.org
    (213) 484-3400

  7. I wasn’t home but my partner texted me to say there had been a high speed chase on our street with eight cop cars and six helicopters, all the way up on Cumberland Ave in Los Feliz. I’m glad no one seems to be hurt by last night other than the suspect.

  8. Kudos to the LAPD. Great job in a very long, difficult pursuit and potentially dangerous ending.

  9. Justice has been done! Great job LAPD on getting this person off the streets. Glad to hear none of the officers were hurt and hope the passenger of the other car is doing well.

  10. Great job ..New LAPD making a difference.Ian’s supporters can visit this maniac in Prison,while Ivan’s friends n family still mourn the loss..Great work stay pro active

  11. Keenan Walker is the aunt n can shed some light,she said she had to take care of her nephews due to their malfunctioning drug addictive parents.Walker Schlesinger seemed to b very offensive n against Mrs.Keenan who came out to tell some truth behind these orphans..

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