The Los Angeles Coroner's Department has identified a man suspected of stealing a car in Redondo Beach before he crashed in Long Beach and was shot by police when he allegedly opened fire on officers.

Christopher Allen Taylor, 19, of Maryland died Thursday morning in East Long Beach after allegedly exchanging gunfire with police.

He was suspected in a burglary in Redondo Beach and was pursued by Long Beach police shortly before 1 a.m. after he had eluded the California Highway Patrol. Taylor was suspected of burglarizing a home and stealing a white BMW, Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said.

The CHP lost the suspect as he exited the San Diego (405) Freeway at Studebaker Road. Long Beach police then located the suspect shortly after and chased him to the 6400 block of Keynote Street. There, Taylor lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the garage, Eaton said.

Taylor allegedly fired a handgun at officers before he was killed by return fire. Taylor died at the scene, Eaton said. No officers were injured.

Police said Friday they recovered two handguns at the scene.

Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said the BMW was stolen sometime between 8:30 p.m. and midnight from outside a house in the 1600 block of Morgan Lane.

Its owners arrived home, saw that their car was missing from their driveway and discovered someone had broken into their home and taken the car's keys, Freeman said.

Redondo Beach police put out a description of the car and its license plate, which led the CHP officers to spot it on the 405 Freeway.

- Greg Mellen