LAPD nabs downtown carjacking suspect who drove off with grandmother and child in automobile



Los Angeles police rescued an aged lady and her toddler grandson from a carjacking suspect after a chase downtown Saturday afternoon, authorities mentioned.

The victims — an 81-year-old lady and her 9-month-old grandchild — had been seated in a automobile that had its engine working round 2:45 p.m. close to ninth Road and Maple Avenue when the suspect jumped into the automobile and drove off, authorities mentioned.

LAPD Central Division Capt. T. Scott Harrelson mentioned the suspect took the automobile rapidly after the infant’s mom stopped to run an errand.

A helicopter was dispatched to seek for the automobile, and officers found the automobile was nonetheless within the downtown space round four p.m., based on an LAPD information launch. The suspect led officers on a “slow-speed pursuit” that ended when police deployed a spike strip.

Not one of the three was injured, and the suspect was arrested with out additional incident, the division mentioned in its assertion. Officers described the victims as “frazzled, but unharmed.” One officer was taken to a hospital after sustaining a hand laceration whereas deploying the spike strip, authorities mentioned.

Police didn’t establish the suspect and it was not instantly clear how briskly the automobile was going when the spike strip was deployed.

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