Two carjacking suspects picked the wrong victim as their target turned out to be an armed off-duty ICE agent in Wilmington who wounded one of his attackers, police said.
The shooting occurred around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday near Figueroa and Anaheim streets, prompting the closure of the Anaheim Street off-ramp from the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway.
The agent fired shots at the female driver and her male passenger as they took off in his white Mazda, according to reports from the scene.
The woman was located a mile away and her passenger suffered a non life- threatening wound and was taken to the hospital. Both suspects were in police custody, according to a Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division officer.
The ICE agent was questioned by police, the officer said, and released.
ICE is the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department that enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to “promote homeland security and public safety,” according to the ICE website. It is part of the federal Department of Homeland Security.
—City News Service