A carjacking suspect was in custody Wednesday after he crashed a stolen vehicle in Pasadena, then ran to the nearby Caltech campus, where he was arrested with the help of a police dog in a search involving personnel from six law enforcement agencies, police said.
The carjacking was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday by the owner of the 2015 Audi A8, which was taken from him at gunpoint at Lucky Boy Burgers at 640 S. Arroyo Parkway, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
Officers located the Audi a little more than 20 minutes later on Holliston Avenue within the Caltech campus, said police Lt. John Luna. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Khalil Abdulrahim, a transient, drove off and crashed into a parked car and fled on foot, he said.
A search perimeter was established and, amid a campus lockdown, the suspect was located on the campus shortly before midnight, Luna said. He sustained a dog bite to his left leg while being arrested and was transported to a hospital in stable condition, he said.
Involved in the search were a Pasadena police helicopter, officers from the Pasadena, Glendale, Alhambra, South Pasadena and El Monte police departments, and deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Altadena Station, Luna said. No students, civilians, or police personnel were injured during the incident.
A revolver believed to be the weapon used in the carjacking was recovered at the scene, Luna said, and Abdulrahim was positively identified by the victim, a 34-year-old Sierra Madre man.
After medical treatment, Abdulrahim was expected to be booked on suspicion of carjacking, Luna said.
—City News Service
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