Police Shoot And Kill Carjacking Suspect In Echo Park

ECHO PARK (CBS) — Police shot and killed a carjackin suspect Tuesday afternoon in the Echo Park area.

Officials said the suspect fired an AK-47 at officers.

The shooting occured near Union Avenue and Temple Street.

The suspect was shot in the chest and died at the scene.

The shooting occured about 4:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers in an unmarked car were following the suspect, believed to be in a carjacked vehicle.

There were no reports of any officers being injured.

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  1. scp@gmail.com says:

    You rock LAPD! keep up the good work! Another one bites the dust! A billion more gang bangers to go!

  2. Buck says:

    Sounds like a good day

  3. Ten ring says:

    Another reminder of the dangers officers face everyday. Good job guys. One less criminal to worry about.

  4. happy 80 says:

    wait till it’s one of you!!!!

    1. one of the good guys says:

      I doubt it. I would say the chances of one of us being shot by police after being in a carjacking vehicle and firing an AK47 at officers are quite slim. Whose side are u on happy80?

  5. cez says:

    Good job LAPD, keep up the great wrk.

  6. alan says:

    WHY DO THE NEWS STORIES STOP OR DONT START THE OLD FORMAT WAS MUCH BETTER CAN YOU PLEASE IMPROVE THIS SETUP THANKS

  7. adrian ramirez says:

    I heard the shooting. I thought they were fireworks xD

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