Armed Carjacker Killed in Shootout with CHP Officers and LASO Deputies
A carjacking suspect was killed during an exchange of gunfire with California Highway Patrol officers and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies after a high-speed pursuit came to an end in Palmdale, authorities said.
After a vehicle with tracking software was reported stolen in an armed carjacking from South Gate, CHP found the vehicle on the 14 Freeway, north of the 5 Freeway, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
CHP officers followed the vehicle into the Agua Dulce area, where they called for backup from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department as they initiated a pursuit along the 14 Freeway, going at high rates of speed, authorities said.
The suspect vehicle eventually stopped in the area of 20th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard in Palmdale about 9:20 p.m., when three men emerged from the car armed with handguns and a shotgun, authorities said.
While one of them immediately surrendered, the other two fired multiple rounds at the officers, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
“At that time an Officer-involved Shooting occurred during which one of the suspects was struck several times,” the Sheriff’s Department said in the news release.
No deputies or CHP officers were hurt during the incident.
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