Juvenile arrested on suspicion of trying to carjack DoorDash driver in Huntington Beach
A male juvenile was arrested Tuesday night and a second suspect is still at large after an attempted armed carjacking of a delivery driver in Huntington Beach led to an extensive search near Goldenwest Plaza, police reported.
Jennifer Carey, the city’s public affairs manager, said a call came in shortly after 9 p.m. regarding a DoorDash delivery driver who’d been approached by two suspects while in his vehicle near the intersection of Goldenwest Street and Edinger Avenue.
“One of the suspects pointed a gun at him in an attempted carjacking,” Carey said Wednesday. “The victim made an attempt to fight back, which led to the suspects running away.”
An officer responding to the scene saw one suspect running along Edinger toward Edwards Street and was able to take the individual into custody. The suspect’s identity is not being released because he is a minor, Carey said.
Officers on scene saw the second suspect jump over a wall outside a nearby McDonald’s and enter a residential neighborhood, at which point officers set up a containment perimeter in the surrounding area, according to Carey.
“We requested airship assistance from Anaheim, and we also brought in a Newport Beach K9 [officer] to assist,” she added. “An extensive search took place, but the suspect wasn’t located.”
During their search of the vicinity, detectives located a loaded handgun they believe was used during the incident.
The suspect who was arrested was booked into the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of attempted robbery and attempted carjacking, Carey said.
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