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Carjacking Suspect Is Fatally Shot by Deputies

Los Angeles | IN BRIEF / LAKEWOOD

August 20, 2004|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A carjacking suspect was shot to death by sheriff's deputies in Lakewood on Thursday after he aimed a handgun at the deputies, investigators said.

The man who died was not immediately identified.

Detectives said officers chased the suspect's car after witnesses said a man had tried to hijack their vehicle. The officers opened fire after the suspect stopped at 208th and Seine streets, got out and aimed his pistol at them, detectives said.

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