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Police Shoot And Kill Carjacking Suspect In Echo Park

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(credit: CBS)

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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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