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Driver allegedly goes on rampage, injuring four, including two LAPD officers
By Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
11:02 AM PDT, August 1, 2007
A Panorama City man was in custody today after allegedly going on what police described as a 10-minute rampage in which four people, including two LAPD officers, were injured as he attempted to run over several pedestrians and ram police cars.
Jimmy Giron, 26, was visiting his girlfriend about 12:40 a.m. at the Valley Ball Cabaret strip club on Sepulveda Boulevard in North Hills and after a "heated exchange" with her got into his white Dodge van and tried to run over seven pedestrians, authorities said. Two people were struck and were treated at the scene for minor injuries, said Lt. Mario Munoz of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Giron then drove onto the 118 Freeway, leading police officers on a chase, Munoz said. After colliding with another car on the freeway, Giron's car was spun around in the opposite direction but he continued driving, exiting on a nearby on-ramp, Munoz said.
As the pursuit continued on the street, Giron slammed on his brakes and backed into the pursuing patrol cars, injuring two officers, Munoz said. Both were transported to a local hospital, where one was treated for a broken wrist and the other for minor injuries caused by the patrol car's air bag deployment, he said.
Giron "continued his rampage," ramming another police vehicle and attempting to collide with other pursuing patrol cars three times, Munoz said.
Eventually, Giron abandoned his car and tried to flee on foot, but officers managed to apprehend him at Sepulveda and Roscoe Boulevard and take him into custody, Munoz said.
Giron is expected to be charged with four counts of attempted murder on a police officer and six counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Munoz said.