A person who was killed when he was dragged beneath his SUV for greater than two miles after he was carjacked in South Los Angeles final week has been recognized, authorities stated.
Larry Walker, 63, of La Habra, died of a number of blunt pressure trauma accidents in Thursday’s incident, in accordance with the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace. His dying was listed as a murder.
The incident started about 5 p.m. when detectives noticed a homicide suspect, later recognized as Joshua Reneau, within the 5900 block of seventh Avenue, simply north of Inglewood, Los Angeles police stated. Reneau was wished as a suspect in two shootings, together with one deadly, in July within the West Valley.
Reneau acquired into the backseat of a Toyota Prius and officers had been unable to cease the automobile as the motive force sped away. The Prius crashed close to Florence and Haas avenues in Inglewood after a brief chase, police stated. The Prius driver was later recognized as Jamal Sutherland, 34, who was arrested on a felony evasion cost.
Police allege that Reneau then ran from the crashed Prius and stole Walker’s SUV, police stated. Walker grew to become entangled in a seat belt as Reneau pressured him from the SUV and was dragged beneath the car throughout the chase.
Reneau hit a number of police vehicles earlier than flipping over the stolen SUV at Florence and Prairie avenues and coming to a cease, police stated. Walker was pronounced useless close to the crash web site.
Regulation enforcement officers engaged in a two-hour standoff with Reneau earlier than he exited the car. He was taken to a hospital to be handled for accidents suffered within the crash. He’ll face further costs in reference to the dying of Walker, police stated.