Barricade scene

Sheriff's deputies at the scene where a man barricaded in an apartment in Boyle Heights was killed in a confrontation with deputies. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / April 30, 2013)

A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified.

Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.

The man fled and then ditched the vehicle on Fairview Avenue, where he holed up in a vacant apartment.

Sheriff’s deputies were continuing to investigate.

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