Northeast LAPD Officers on Saturday arrested an alleged gang member who was accidentally shot during an attempted carjacking in Highland Park earlier that day. According to LAPD Officer Curtis Davis, the shooter was the alleged ganster's partner in crime.
According to Officer Davis, the attempted carjacking occured at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday near Avenue 50 and Marmion Way in Highland Park.
"The intended victim ran away from the gunman while the gunman's partner stayed behind to steal the car. Apparently, when the victim was nowhere to be found, the gunman returned to the car and saw that it was starting to pull away from the curb," Davis said on LAPD's Northeast Facebook page. "Thinking the victim had returned to his own car and was still trying to escape, the gunman immediately opened fire--striking his own partner in crime, who was still behind the wheel."
Officer J. Scheerer from LAPD Northeast said that the vehicle's owner was not injured in the attempted carjacking. The car was recovered, as well, Officer Scheerer said.
The alleged shooter is still at large, Officer Scheerer said. A precise description could not be provided.