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."