A man was shot and killed Sunday in Paramount during a botched carjacking attempt and the gunman may have been detained later but the investigation was continuing.
The shooting was at about 1:40 p.m. in the 8600 block of Somerset Boulevard, sheriff’s Sgt. Aura Sierra said.
The victim died at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of family.
Detectives learned the suspected gunman, a “black male driving a red Lexus” possibly was involved in a road rage incident near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach prior to the homicide, Sierra said.
The suspect allegedly fired several rounds into the air during that incident, but the victim in the road rage incident was not hit, Sierra said.
The suspected gunman then allegedly drove to an apartment building in the 8600 block of Somerset Boulevard, where he attempted to carjack the victim who was shot and killed, Sierra said.
The suspect allegedly fled that site and carjacked a red Ford Mustang at gunpoint near the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Alondra Boulevard. The victim of that carjacking was not hurt, Sierra said.
After the carjacking the suspect fled the scene and then crashed into a Cadillac near the intersection of Greenleaf Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in Compton and the Cadillac driver suffered minor injuries, Sierra said.
When deputies arrived, they learned the suspect was picked up by someone in a black Kia, Sierra said. Deputies searched the area and found the Kia parked in front of a home in the 1300 block of Sloan Avenue in Compton. Several people were taken into custody at that location but it’s unclear if the suspected gunman was among them.
Deputies said information on this killing could be phoned in to the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
–City News Service
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