Los Angeles area carjacking suspect shot, killed by police


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A man suspected of stealing a car was shot and killed in Pasadena early Saturday morning following a police chase. 

Pasadena police officers were pursuing a vehicle involved in an armed carjacking shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday. 

A Pasadena police vehicle.
(Pasadena Police Department)

The pursuit ended in the 600 block of North Lake Avenue where officers shot and killed the carjacking suspect, police said in a press release. 

Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery and Homicide Unit responded to the scene to begin investigating. No further details were provided, and the investigation is ongoing. 

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Anyone with information about this case can call Pasadena Police at 626-744-4241 or report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Pasadena is about 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. 

The carjacking comes just a few weeks after a man stole a woman’s car with a sleeping child in the back as she shopped in a convenience store in south Los Angeles. 

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Police followed the car around Los Angeles before using spike strips to deflate the tires. The driver was arrested without incident and police recovered the child, still sleeping in her seat. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report



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