Man Suspected In Carjacking Shot By Whittier Police

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WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — A carjacking suspect is expected to survive following an officer-involved shooting in Whittier, authorities said Sunday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the incident unfolded about 1 a.m. when a Lo-Jack hit was received.

Shortly after, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Air 5 located the stolen vehicle, which had reportedly been abandoned.

During a search of the area, the statement says Whittier police officers located one of two suspects at an apartment complex in the 14100 block of Mulberry Drive.

Authorities said the suspect was armed, prompting police to open fire.

The suspect, who was struck in the left arm, was taken to an area hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

Authorities said one suspect remains at large.

No further details were immediately available.

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