Sheriff’s deputies evacuated part of a neighborhood in Lynwood Tuesday while they attempted to make contact with an alleged armed carjacking suspect.
A SWAT team was sent to the 3100 block of Carlin Avenue, near North Santa Fe Avenue, at about noon, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect stopped the vehicle on Carlin Avenue and ran away into a nearby neighborhood, KTLA5 reported.
He hid in an apartment or house near Rosecrans Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, which sheriff’s personnel surrounded, according to the station.
The immediate vicinity was evacuated, and the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau “assumed command of the tactical response to bring about a peaceful resolution,” according to Navarro-Suarez.
Law enforcement sources told NBC4 that the suspect may be connected to the ambush shooting of two deputies Saturday night in Compton, but Navarro-Suarez could not confirm the report.
“At this time, it’s just a carjacking suspect but it’s really important that we apprehend him and ID him to see if there’s any nexus with the ambush,” Navarro-Suarez said.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva told multiple media outlets Tuesday afternoon that there was not a connection between the ambush and the carjacking suspect.