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Driver shot and killed in Paramount after 4-hour chase is identified

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Los Angeles County coroner's officials have identified a man who was killed last week after engaging authorities in a four-hour pursuit and standoff before the episode ended in gunfire in Paramount.

Carlos Saenz, 27, was shot and killed during a deadly confrontation with authorities shortly after 3 a.m. Friday in the 7400 block of Jackson Street, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

According to KTLA-TV, the shooting started about four hours after the chase began. Saenz allegedly led officers on the 91 and 710 freeways before moving to surface streets and into Paramount. 

He finally crashed into a tree, and KTLA reported that he refused to get out of the car for some time.

No officers were injured and a gun police said belonged to Saenz was recovered at the scene.

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