A deputy at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station has confirmed that sheriff deputies shot at a vehicle theft suspect during a pursuit on Saturday, January 21, 2023. It is not yet clear if the suspect was fleeing by foot or by car. The incident happened at roughly 6 p.m. near the Sunset Marquis, located at 1200 Alta Loma Rd. The deputy would not give any other information as this is an ongoing investigation.
Investigators have not yet confirmed if there was a hit. The deputies are reported to be unharmed and the manhunt is ongoing.
The Sunset Marquis was sealed off for an unspecified amount of time. Guests were not allowed to enter or leave the property during the investigation. There were bullet casings on the street with markers in the crime scene.
“Definitely surreal to see evidence markers in front of the hotel,” Sean Beckner-Carmitchel posted on his Twitter feed. “People coming in and out of the hotel for dinner and to stay being escorted in and out by deputies.”
Still very limited concrete information. Ill update as more files in.
Definitely surreal to see evidence markers in front of the hotel. People coming in and out of the hotel for dinner and to stay being escorted in and out by deputies. pic.twitter.com/WyJimm4S7e
— Sean Beckner-Carmitchel (@ACatWithNews) January 22, 2023
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