A suspect linked to a deadly capturing in Los Angeles earlier this yr was taken into custody Friday after allegedly carjacking a person and fleeing authorities whereas the sufferer was nonetheless entangled in his seatbelt, police and witnesses stated.
The sufferer died after the suspect, Joshua Reneau, 31, dragged him for greater than 2 miles throughout the police pursuit, the Los Angeles Police Division stated in a information launch.
Reneau was captured after crashing into a number of police automobiles, flipping his automobile and barricading himself inside, the division stated.
He was hospitalized and is predicted to be booked on suspicion of homicide, in line with the discharge.
The physique of the carjacking sufferer, who was not recognized, was discovered roughly three homes south of the crash website in Inglewood, the division stated. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
The person had change into caught in his seatbelt when Reneau tried to pressure him from his automobile, the division stated.
Tina Atkins advised NBC Los Angeles that she was selecting up her kids at an after-school program when she noticed a “automobile coming straight at us with a lifeless physique hanging from the underside.”
“I hopped the curb with my children within the automobile as a result of I didn’t need them to hit me,” she advised the station.
The chase started after authorities tried to arrest Reneau in reference to July a theft and deadly capturing within the San Fernando Valley, the division stated.
Two different suspects linked to the July crimes have been taken into custody Thursday, and when officers tried to drag over a automobile Reneau was in on Friday, the automobile allegedly fled, the division stated.
The automobile crashed and Reneau allegedly carjacked an SUV, NBC Los Angeles reported. After fatally dragging its driver and crashing, he allegedly refused to give up, the division stated. He was taken into custody after authorities dispatched a SWAT unit to the scene, the division stated.
Reneau is predicted in courtroom on Monday, the division stated. It wasn’t instantly clear if he has a lawyer to talk on his behalf.