Carjacking victim dragged under SUV in LAPD chase dies

A man wanted on suspicion of murder abducted a person in south Los Angeles by car Thursday night and fled from police, dragging the victim under the SUV during the chase, police said.

The incident began at 5:36 p.m. when officers were monitoring the suspect, who was getting into a Toyota Prius with another person, according to Officer Tony Im, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

I couldn’t say where the incident started.

Officers followed the suspect, described only as a man, and the driver, a woman, until they collided in the area of ​​Florence and Haas Avenues, the spokesman said.

The driver was taken into custody without incident, but the murder suspect fled on foot and assaulted a person in a gray SUV, Im said. The carjacking victim ended up under the SUV and was dragged along as the suspect fled with police pursuit.

The chase ended around 7:50 p.m. near Florence and Osage Avenues, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how the pursuit ended.

The carjacking victim died from injuries sustained when she was being pulled by the SUV, Im said.

Further information, including the murder in connection with which the suspect was wanted and the suspect’s name, was not immediately available.

This is an evolving story and will be updated. Carjacking victim dragged under SUV in LAPD chase dies

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