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Police Identify Fatally Shot Carjacking Suspect

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police Wednesday identified the man they fatally shot after a failed carjacking in the Westlake district yesterday.

The carjacking suspect was identified as 25-year-old Jack Schlesinger.

Schlesinger’s hometown was not immediately available.

Officers saw a car near Union Avenue and Temple Street about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and ran a check on it and discovered it had been taken in a carjacking . They deemed that the driver was possibly armed and dangerous, said Officer April Harding of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

The car pulled into an alley where it could go no further, Harding said.

Schlesinger then got out and began shooting at officers with an AK-47.

Officers returned fire and Schlesinger died.

No officers were injured, Harding said.

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