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After a car chase, officers shoot homicide suspect

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A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said officers shot a suspect Thursday. Police had approached a shooting in progresss at about 4:17pm. The suspects, who allegely killed one victim and wounded another, apparently fled in their car, which led to a chase. The pursuit came to a head near the Burbank exit of the 170 freeway, at which point shots were fired, hitting one of the two suspects. His or her condition is not known. At the moment, no further details are available. 

Update (7:58pm): Officer Rosario Herrera says the suspect who was shot by officers was dead at the scene. The man, whose name and age have not been released, allegedly didn't comply with officers' orders after the chase ended. He allegedly reached back into his car, grabbed an object, and pointed it at officers. Contrary to initial reports, the man was alone in the car. 

Update (June 15): The name of the man officers shot and killed has not yet been released, but there's a little more information on what happened. First off, the man's two alleged victims have both died. They were apparently contractors working on a property at Tujunga Avenue and Valerio Street. When the younger victim went to retrieve tools from his car, he and the suspect got into an argument, which culiminated with the suspect allegedly shooting and killing him. The victim's father then came out and the suspect allegedly then shot him, shot in the direction of yet another worker (who was not hit), and then took off in his car. Officers were called to the scene and took after the suspect. Officials still have not said whether the man was holding a gun when he was shot — so far, word is that he retrieved and pointed an "unidentified object" at officers.