A suspect who led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit and allegedly fired at the officers Monday afternoon has barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks home, CHP officials said.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, the suspect was still inside the home on the 4500 block of Vesper Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez. A SWAT team and crisis negotiators are communicating with the suspect, he said.
Officer Weston Haver, a spokesman for the CHP, said the pursuit began at about 12:57 p.m., when officers pulled over a driver who was speeding in a black Nissan Ultima on the 101 Freeway eastbound at Winnetka Avenue.
The driver pulled over to the right shoulder and got out