A teenager suspected in a carjacking incident held off police for five hours Thursday evening, before he ultimately surrendered in El Monte. Here’s the story from reporter Robert Hong:
WEST COVINA – A teenage carjacking suspect was in custody late Thursday, after leading a standoff with police for more than five hours, officials said.
The boy surrendered about 11:40 p.m. after police used tear gas, according to El Monte police Detective Ralph Batres. No one was injured, he added.
An El Monte police investigation lead police to surround an apartment building in the 200 block of North Grand Avenue where they believed to have located two “people of interest” in a pair of carjackings in El Monte and Baldwin Park and a vehicle theft in El Monte.
When police arrived about 6:30 p.m., one teen boy came out peacefully, while the other barricaded himself inside an apartment, police said