INDUSTRY – Deputies shot and killed a carjacking suspect Saturday who led them on a short pursuit, then fired on them just outside of the sheriff’s Industry Station, officials said.
The shooting took place shortly before 2 p.m. on Stafford Street, just west of Hacienda Boulevard, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau.
Deputies were responding to a report of an armed carjacking when they spotted the stolen Dodge Charger and tried to pull it over, Lt. Kimberly Unland said. The driver refused to stop, she said, and led deputies on a short chase that ended in the 15000 block of Stafford Street, just outside the sheriff’s Industry Station.
“The suspect exited the vehicle and at one point fired from a semi-automatic weapon at the deputies,” Unland said. “A deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.”
No deputies were hurt, and the suspect’s gun was recovered, Unland said.
No further information was released late Saturday about the shooting or the carjacking that preceded it.
Officials cordoned off a block around the shooting scene as they investigated, blocking access to the lobby of the sheriff’s station in the hours following the fatal shooting.
As with all Los Angeles County deputy-involved shootings, the incident kicked of a series of parallel investigations.
In addition to sheriff’s homicide detectives and internal affairs investigators, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials and investigators from the County of Los Angeles Office of Independent Review are also looking into the shooting.