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LASD Deputies Confirm that Suspect in Carjacking Killed Himself

The suspect was found dead inside his car on Tuesday morning.

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LYNWOOD (CNS) - A carjacking suspect apparently shot himself to death on Tuesday in Lynwood.

The body was found in a Ford Explorer in the 11400 block of Birch Street
in Lynwood about 10 a.m., sheriff's Lt. Kim Unland said. The dead man's name is being withheld .

whose name was unavailable, was arrested at the end
of a following or pursuit at or near Long Beach Boulevard and the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway, according to deputies with the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

The vehicle was taken at gunpoint from someone at El Segundo Boulevard and Grandee Avenue about 2:40 a.m. last Tuesday, and the victims identified the man arrested as one of the two culprits, deputies said.

Later, a scent dog alerted deputies to the Explorer. As deputies from the sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau approached, they heard a pop in the SUV. Deputies then filled the passenger compartment with tear gas and used a remotely operated camera to confirm the man was dead.

From City News Service

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