Posted By OKABE & HAUSHALTER 22-Feb-2010
A foot chase through Compton has led to the arrest of a man wanted for carjacking, evading police, and assault with a deadly weapon, among other crimes.
The incident occurred about two weeks ago after police were called to Central Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue to deal with an alleged carjacking.
When deputies arrived at the scene they were able to identify the suspect, who tried to hide behind a car. The suspect soon started firing his gun at the officers and took off running. As he was running he shot at the officers a second time.
The suspect hid inside a home, but police were able to locate him, arrest him, and bring him into custody.
Carjacking, as with almost all crimes involving the use of a weapon, is considered a felony offense in the state of California. Anyone arrested or charged with carjacking stands to face serious penalties upon conviction, including probation, large fines, prison, and the loss of the right to own a handgun in the future. When faced with charges for carjacking or any other violent crime, it’s in your best interest to consult an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter right away. An attorney at our office can immediately begin preparing a defense strategy and work toward securing a favorable resolution to your case.
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