LA Sheriff's SWAT 'pin down man suspected to be the Compton shooter who ...

The LA County Sheriff's SWAT team are in a standoff with a carjacking suspect who could be linked to the Compton gunman who shot two deputies in the head at the weekend, according to several law enforcement sources.  

A search is currently underway in a residential area of Lynwood after an armed carjacker who led cops on a high speed chase Tuesday is thought to be connected to the ambush that left the LA cops fighting for their lives in hospital.  

Two officers - 31-year-old Claudia Apolinar and her 24-year-old male colleague – were shot multiple times as they sat inside their patrol car outside the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street Saturday night. 

Shocking surveillance footage captured the moment the black male suspect strolled up to the police cruiser and gunned the officers down at close range before fleeing the scene on foot.

Both officers survived and are said to be in a stable condition in hospital while a massive manhunt is underway for the gunman, who authorities said is between the ages of 28 and 30. 

The LA County Sheriff's SWAT team are in a standoff with a carjacking suspect who could be linked to the Compton gunman who shot two deputies in the head at the weekend, according to several law enforcement sources. Pictured the scene of the carjacking

The LA County Sheriff's SWAT team are in a standoff with a carjacking suspect who could be linked to the Compton gunman who shot two deputies in the head at the weekend, according to several law enforcement sources. Pictured the scene of the carjacking 

An armed carjacker who led cops on a high speed chase through the Lynwood area of Compton Tuesday is said to be connected to the ambush on LA deputies

An armed carjacker who led cops on a high speed chase through the Lynwood area of Compton Tuesday is said to be connected to the ambush on LA deputies

Authorities are increasingly confident that the suspected carjacker involved in a police chase Tuesday and now thought to be hiding out in a Lynwood home was involved in Saturday's attack on the deputies, law enforcement sources told NBC Los Angeles. 

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly denied any connection between the carjacking suspect and the gunman.

Villanueva, who challenged LeBron James to match a reward to find the suspect earlier this week, told NBC4 Tuesday the two incidents were unrelated but provided no further details about the carjacker. 

However, multiple sources have confirmed the male suspect is wanted in connection with the weekend ambush but the sheriff's department is not yet ready to provide details to the public.    

A huge search is now underway in Lynwood for the armed suspect who was allegedly driving a light blue Toyota coupe through Lynwood.

LA County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in hot pursuit of the vehicle, which the driver then crashed along the 3100 block of Carlin Avenue.

Police sources said the driver fled from the vehicle into a nearby home or condo. 

Officers evacuated people out of the area as the SWAT team prepared to search nearby homes for the suspect. 

Aerial footage showed multiple police cars continued to be on the scene as darkness fell, while the suspect's vehicle could be seen abandoned in the road.  

It is not clear what initially led to the chase and no further details have yet been released.    

Aerial footage showed multiple police cars continued to be on the scene as darkness fell, while the suspect's vehicle could be seen abandoned in the road

Aerial footage showed multiple police cars continued to be on the scene as darkness fell, while the suspect's vehicle could be seen abandoned in the road

Authorities are increasingly confident the carjacker involved in a police chase Tuesday and now thought to be hiding out in a Lynwood home was involved in Saturday's attack on the deputies, law enforcement sources told NBC Los Angeles

Authorities are increasingly confident the carjacker involved in a police chase Tuesday and now thought to be hiding out in a Lynwood home was involved in Saturday's attack on the deputies, law enforcement sources told NBC Los Angeles

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly denied any connection between the carjacking suspect and the gunman but provided no further details about the carjacker

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly denied any connection between the carjacking suspect and the gunman but provided no further details about the carjacker

Police are searching for two main suspects involved in Saturday's ambush - the gunman and a suspected getaway driver who was seen driving the gunman away from the scene in a dark Mercedes.  

The investigation has so far

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