A carjacking victim has died after being towed by the vehicle believed to be being driven by a fleeing murder suspect Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Detectives from the department’s Gang and Narcotics Division conducted surveillance on 7th Avenue around 5 p.m. Thursday and spotted a murder suspect getting into a car with another person, the LAPD said in a Twitter post.
Investigators attempted to conduct a traffic stop, which was followed by a chase. During the chase, the car crashed and the murder suspect exited the passenger side and hijacked a nearby vehicle, police said.
ABC reports, “The murder suspect drove away from Florence Avenue and Haas Avenue, dragging the carjacking victim,” the LAPD said on Twitter.
The driver of the stolen car became entangled in the vehicle and was dragged along for nearly a mile as the suspect attempted to flee, KABC-TV reported.
The victim of the car theft was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The vehicle overturned on Florence Avenue and Prairie Avenue in Inglewood, but the suspect did not exit the car, leading to a confrontation with police.
“SWAT and K9 were on scene and negotiated with the murder suspect to exit the vehicle for two hours. The murder suspect was ultimately taken into custody without incident,” police said, reported ABC
The names of the victim and suspect were not immediately available.
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