LA County Sheriff: Would-Be Carjacker Found Dead In Compton After Being Shot, Struck In Hit-And-Run

A man was found lying in the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday. He had at least one gunshot wound and appeared to have been struck by at least one vehicle that fled the scene, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.

The man was armed with a gun, and was shot while apparently trying to carjack a motorist at a red light. The driver was waiting for deputies when they arrived and will be interviewed by investigators, authorities said.

It remains unclear if the man died as a result of the gunshot wound or being struck by a car.

The man has not been identified, and no further information was released.

*story by CBS Los Angeles