Carjacking Suspect Dies During Standoff Shootout - FOX 13 News

Carjacking Suspect Dies During Standoff Shootout

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(FOX 11 / AP) Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot a gunman who barricaded himself in a Boyle Heights apartment for five hours.

Sgt. Michael Thomas says the standoff began at around 10:30 p.m. Monday after deputies chased a suspected carjacker in East Los Angeles. Thomas says the driver got out with a gun. Deputies shot at him and he ran to an apartment.

Thomas says a couple inside fled and about 20 other residents of the complex were evacuated.

Thomas says the man shot at deputies during the standoff, which ended at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday when a SWAT team fired tear gas and stormed the apartment. TV news reports showed dozens of shots being fired.

The man died at the scene.

His name hasn't been released.

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