Los Angeles police detain double homicide suspect in Santa Monica

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police detained a double homicide suspect and the driver of a pursuit vehicle  after chasing the truck they were in, according to KTLA.

Officers chased the suspect in a green pickup truck through the San Fernando Valley and into Santa Monica on Wednesday evening, according to KTLA. Two people were in the truck; various items could be seen in its bed.

At various points on surface streets, the pickup would become stuck in traffic, with LAPD cruisers close behind, though their sirens didn’t appear to be engaged. The truck then got back onto the southbound 101 Freeway before merging onto the southbound 405 Freeway.

The vehicle did not appear to be traveling at excessive speeds as it headed toward West Los Angeles.

Earlier in the day, detectives located 39-year-old Gregorio Garcia with the intent to arrest him on a warrant related to a double homicide that occurred in February, KTLA reports. Officials did not provide further details on the murder case, but said the incident was narcotics-related.

As the detectives were attempting to make the arrest, Garcia jumped into a truck being driven by another man, and the vehicle fled, police told KTLA.

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