1 killed, carjacking suspect arrested in Compton pursuit

- Deputies chased a carjacking suspect who they said fired shots at them out the driver’s side window. 

The chase ended Thursday morning on Compton Avenue and 133rd Street when investigators said the suspect crashed the car.

"The suspect vehicle has been confirmed as not only a stolen vehicle, but it was taken in an armed carjacking," Capt. Andrew Rosso, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said.

After the crash investigators said, deputies fired back at the suspect, but he took off running into a nearby home.

“That suspect was armed with a handgun in his hand and he informed those residents sitting on the porch that anyone who followed him he would engage in gunfire,” Rosso said.

Investigators showed off a bullet hole that pierced one of their vehicles during the pursuit.

When deputies finally caught up with that suspect and arrested him, a second deputy involved shooting happened about 200 yards away.

Investigators said they found a second person hiding out, but they don’t know if he’s also connected to the car jacking.

“He’s hiding in the yard and won’t comply with commands,” Lt. John Corina, Sheriff’s department, said. “The deputies tried to use less lethal weapons with him to get him to comply. He doesn’t comply and ends up charging them and the shooting happens.”

That man, who was in his 20s, died at the scene of the shooting.

Investigators said he matched the description of the first suspect they arrested.

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