Bad day for crime and carnage around the LA area *

For me, the worst incident of the day was the death in a police pursuit of a woman who apparently had been kidnapped this morning in the Westlake district. A witness reported her signaling frantically for help from inside a Chevy Yukon driven by a man on 6th Street. When police spotted the SUV and gave chase, the driver made a U-turn and sped ahead for about a mile. Near 6th and Bixel, the Yukon crashed head-on into a Volvo going the other way. The woman was the only person to die in the crash. She has not been named.

For much of the day, the police, the LAFD and the media were involved with a shooting and house fire on Harvard Boulevard in East Hollywood. Two people were killed, including the gunman, and three others were wounded, police said.

Then late this afternoon, an agent with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency reportedly shot and wounded his supervisor inside the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building in Long Beach. A third agent then shot and killed the original shooter, according to media reports.

And finally, tonight a veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy at the Marina del Rey station, Oscar Rodriguez, has been arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a child.

* Updated post

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