LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A suspect — whom authorities said tried to carjack two different motorists — was fatally shot by officers in South Gate Sunday morning.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau, detectives were sent around 4:58 a.m. to the 8900 block of Kauffman Avenue to investigate the circumstances around the officer-involved shooting.
About an hour before officers arrived on scene, a male suspect allegedly attempted to carjack a driver at a Jack in the Box restaurant, located in the 8900 block of Atlantic Avenue.
While talking to officers, the would-be carjack victim said they spotted the suspect who apparently returned to the scene of the crime.
The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Brian Barbosa, ran from officers and attempted a second carjacking at Annetta Avenue, authorities said.
He failed in the second carjacking as well and ran into a residential neighborhood in the area of Annetta Avenue and Kauffman Avenue.
Barbosa emerged on the east sidewalk in the 8900 block of Kauffman Avenue, armed with a handgun.
He allegedly confronted officers, which subsequently prompted an officer-involved shooting.
Barbosa was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500.