LAPD releases dramatic video of police shootout following chase

A bystander shot at police engaged in a unrelated pursuit.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released new video from a dramatic police shootout last month that shows a bystander suddenly opening fire on police in south Los Angeles.

After a short pursuit, the driver suddenly stopped and exited the car, then ran with a gun into the Pueblo Del Rio public housing project in LA's Central-Alameda neighborhood, Espinoza said.

The two officers chased after the driver, who they described as a black male, the video shows. But then, a second man wearing in a white shirt, who was later identified as Curley Duff, is seen approaching one of the officers, Enrique Trujillo, the video shows.

Duff, 39, pulled out a handgun from his waistband and shot at Trujillo, who then fired back several shots. Both men were injured in the gunfire. The first officer then doubled back to assist his partner.

On April 24, prosecutors charged Duff with the attempted murder of a police officer.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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