LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – An AMBER Alert issued in the search for a 16-year-old boy authorities feared was abducted during an alleged carjacking Thursday has been cancelled.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued the alert after authorities said 16-year-old Eric Coleman was reported missing around 4 p.m. Investigators initially stated Coleman was in a vehicle 31-year-old Kandice Johnson carjacked from Coleman’s step-mother at gunpoint in South L.A.
A LAPD spokesperson told CBS2/KCAL9 Friday the car – a 2014 black Toyota Camry – was located and the suspect arrested in San Bernardino.
Detectives said the teen was not located; however, they now believe he was not abducted and was not the victim of a crime.
The AMBER Alert was issued across L.A. and Orange counties. Authorities said at the time Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.