LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A possible murder suspect led police on a pursuit Tuesday that ended near downtown L.A. when the man was shot by officers and subdued by a police K-9.
The suspect was identified by police as Ian Schlesinger, 24. He also goes by the nicknames Chuck or Chuckie.
He was taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery for a number of gunshot wounds to his legs. His wounds are not considered life-threatening.
The pursuit began around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue in Echo Park.
Police recognized the suspect's car as being reported stolen earlier in the day in Studio City, according to the LAPD.
Schlesinger was involved with the armed carjacking of that vehicle, police said. They also said he was wanted for a July homicide in the Rampart area.
The suspect led officers through areas in and around Echo Park, Silver Lake and downtown for more than an hour before heading into the Westlake District.
He was reportedly texting a friend saying he was not going to come out of the situation alive.
The pursuit ended after Schlesinger crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of South Bixel and West 7th streets.
He then pulled out an assault rifle and started to shoot at officers before police returned fire, striking the suspect.
It was unclear how many times both Schlesinger and police fired or how many times he was hit. Police said one of their patrol cars was hit multiple times.
Authorities said no officers or pedestrians were hit by the gunfire.
Officials say that the suspect's brother, Jack Schlesinger, 25, was involved in a deadly police pursuit back in September 2010.
He was also in a stolen vehicle when he was confronted by police in the 1600 block of West Temple in Los Angeles, police said.
He got out and shot at officers with an AK-47 before being fatally struck by police.