Bicyclist thought to have gun dies in crash with patrol car
A man riding a bicycle died early Monday morning after he collided with a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car in Inglewood, authorities said.
Deputies were trying to stop the man, who they believed was armed with a handgun, near the 3500 block of West 107th Street, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department.
The bicyclist and the patrol car collided at about 1:25 a.m. and the bicyclist, who has not been identified, died from his injuries, officials said.
Authorities said they were still looking for the handgun.
-- Ari Bloomekatz
Photo: Residents watch from the sidewalk while investigators document the scene on 107th Street near Prairie Avenue in Inglewood where a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car (in foreground) is believed to have collided with and killed a man riding a bicycle. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times