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Calif. Police Kill Carjacking Suspect After Foot Chase Over Roofs

November 21, 2013  | 

Long Beach, Calif., police shot and killed a suspected carjacker Tuesday morning on the roof of an apartment building following two foot chases.

Deputy Police Chief Robert Luna told the Los Angeles Times the incident started about 2:30 a.m. when police officers pulled over a1990s four-door Mazda for a traffic violation. A man and two women were inside, police said.

During the stop, the man in his 20s got out of the car and led officers on a foot chase, eventually losing them. As police searched for him, other officers interviewed the two women. Police later determined he was wanted for a carjacking that occurred in Los Angeles. A warrant for his arrest described him as armed and dangerous, Luna said.

At one point, a second foot chase occurred when officers found the suspected carjacker. Luna said the chase took place over a city block. "Yard to yard, fences over fences, jumping from rooftop to rooftop."


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Ima Leprechaun @ 11/22/2013 3:53 AM

I find the title to this story inflammatory and it infers the suspect was executed by the officers because of how the word "killed" was used in the title. The lack of details in the story leave the reader to wonder about the title. The article doesn't even hint that the suspect resisted arrest or was actually armed or even threatened anybody.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/22/2013 4:10 AM

I apologize to the writer at Police Magazine for one thing; the LA Times article stated it was not known if the suspect was even armed at the time of the police shooting. The shooting occurred nearly two hours after the suspect had fled the stolen vehicle and after Officers had lost him while on foot. They only found him when a citizen called to report a suspicious person outside his front door close to the area they had lost the suspect. The LA Times reported there was no mention by Police of a weapon found with the suspect after he was shot.

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