Police pursuit subject crashes into 2 other vehicles in Hollywood

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The subject of a police pursuit crashed his vehicle into two others in Hollywood on Friday, injuring himself and at least one other person in the process.

At about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported shooting in the 5600 block of Franklin Avenue, where they spotted Cornell Harvey, 35, who fit the description of the suspect, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release.

As officers chased him on foot, Harvey got into a parked vehicle and sped away, police said.

While Harvey, an Angeleno, initially traveled west on Hollywood Boulevard from Wilton Place, he eventually headed east on Sunset Boulevard, crashing into two other vehicles at Sunset and Vine Avenue, police said.

“The suspect exited out of the driver’s seat and ran away from the crash scene, leading officers in a brief foot pursuit before being taken into custody,” said police, who added that they found “a live round” in Harvey’s possession.

Of the two vehicles that were struck, one driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated. The other driver “complained of pain only” but didn’t go to the hospital.

Harvey was also injured, sustaining a minor abrasion on his head from the crash. He was treated at a local hospital and released into police custody.

Harvey faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and was freed on $30,000 bond Saturday.

He is due to appear in court on June 26.

Anyone with information is asked to call 213-486-0690.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527- 3247).

To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go directly to lacrimestoppers.org.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.