Police: Whittier man arrested following failed carjacking, shooting

WHITTIER — A 24-year-old Whittier man is accused of shooting at a man following a failed carjacking Thursday, police said.
Jesse Duran was booked on suspicion of attempted carjacking and attempted murder following the series of event, which began about 6:10 p.m. in the 6300 block of Newlin Avenue, Whittier police Officer Brad White said. Additional charges were also expected.
“The victim in the incident told officers he had arrived home in his car, which he had parked in the alley, when he was approached by the suspect,” White said.
“Duran demanded the victim’s car, however, the victim refused,” the officer said. The victim drove away from the would-be carjacker and called police before parking in front of his home and waiting for officers to arrive.
“He exited his vehicle only to find Duran waiting there with a handgun,” White said.
The victim ran north along Newlin Avenue as Duran fired two shots at him, but missed, police said.
Responding officers found Duran in the 6300 block of Comstock Avenue and arrested him without a struggle, White said. The handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was found discarded nearby.
Duran and his alleged victim did not know one another prior to Thursday’s incident, White said.

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