Nearly a month after a fight outside a Hollywood nightclub that involved gunfire, a police shooting and a pursuit, a 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, authorities announced Tuesday.
The dangerous scene unfolded on Sept. 9 outside of a club on the southwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue at around 1:45 a.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Hollywood Division officers were flagged down by the nightclub’s security guards who pointed out a man who appeared to be causing a fight between patrons.
A portion of the fight, the shootings and the pursuit were captured on video released by LAPD.
The suspect, later identified as Albert Tamrazian, can be seen getting hit in the face by another person and knocked to the ground. He then walks into the street where his Mercedes Benz is parked, backs the vehicle into a turn and fires several rounds at people on the sidewalk from his driver’s side window.
Nearby officers returned fire on the crowded street as the 25-year-old fled southbound toward Sunset Boulevard with officers chasing behind. After a short distance, though, police lost sight of Tamrazian’s vehicle and terminated the pursuit.
Outside the nightclub, investigators found two bullets and casings and booked them into evidence.
On Oct. 2, Tamrazian was located and taken into custody in Los Angeles. Just two days later, he was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence by the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.
No bystanders or officers were injured during the incident.
Both the officer-involved shooting and the pursuit are being investigated per department policy. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the chief of police, the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to ensure the officers followed LAPD’s policies and procedures.