Carjacking Suspect Dies After Struggle with Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies

A suspected carjacker died Saturday, days after he was injured in a struggle with Riverside County sheriff's deputies in Perris, Calif., a sergeant said.

Deputies received a call after midnight Thursday about a carjacking in progress at the intersection of Ramona Expressway and Indian Avenue. When they pulled up, the suspect was spotted running in the roadway and they caught up with him, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Torrenti.

The suspect refused to comply with their orders to stop and a struggle with the deputies ensued, leaving the suspect with injuries that required medical attention. The suspect was allegedly connected to two attempted carjackings before they arrived to the scene, Torrenti said.

The suspect's name was not made public pending notification of relatives. Torrenti said the investigation was ongoing and no further information was available.

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