UPDATE: Suspect in Last Week's Long Beach Car Chase Identified

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Google Maps screenshot of the brick median the car chase suspect ran into, on Cherry Avenue and South Street. 

UPDATE | The suspect who led the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) on a car chase last week was identified as 21-year-old Marquis Deandre Jackson, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office told the Post on Tuesday.

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Jackson was described as a black male, born in 1994. The coroner's office said his last place of residence was not listed. 

He reportedly died of a gunshot wound to the head last week, after crashing his car in North Long Beach, shooting at a police officer, attempting an armed robbery and running away.

He was discovered near the railroad tracks in North Long Beach with what appeared to be a self-inflicted injury. A weapon was recovered at the scene, the LPBD said.

PREVIOUSLY: Car Chase Suspect Allegedly Attempted Armed Robbery, Carjacking in Long Beach Before Killing Self

11/06/15 at 10:37AM | More information emerged Thursday night as the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) continued their joint investigation of a car chase incident that ended in Long Beach Thursday afternoon. 

Notably, the car chase suspect, an adult male, allegedly attempted to rob several businesses and steal a car at gunpoint before killing himself near the railroad tracks.

According to a release issued Thursday evening, the car chase suspect was driving eastbound on the Artesia (91) Freeway, west of Long Beach Boulevard, when a CHP motorcycle officer attempted to flag him down for a carpool lane violation.

The man, driving a gold Ford Taurus, exited the freeway at Long Beach Boulevard, drove through a red light slowly, and then quickly accelerated away.

The car chase continued for three to four minutes until the suspect’s car hit a cinder block perimeter surrounding a parking lot at Cherry Avenue and South Street.

The LBPD was requested at that time, around 1:00PM, to assist with the search of an armed suspect at Cherry and South Street.

However, the suspect fled his vehicle, running eastbound on South Street, according to the police. The CHP officer attempted to contact the suspect, and he reportedly turned and fired at the officer, who found cover behind his motorcycle and did not return the fire. The suspect continued southbound on foot, between businesses on South Street, leaving the CHP officer’s sight.

At that point, the LBPD received numerous calls from businesses in the area regarding a male adult suspect matching the description of the car chase suspect, alleging he had attempted to rob the businesses at gunpoint and carjack a vehicle.

Shortly after, the LBPD discovered a man matching the suspect’s description, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, with the gun lying nearby.

Upon the Long Beach Fire Department’s (LBFD) arrival, the suspect was determined dead at the scene.

The name of the suspect has not been released at this time, pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detail at 562.570.7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visitwww.LACrimeStoppers.org.



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