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Carjacking suspect dies from injuries sustained in police chase

A man accused of being involved in a carjacking and police chase has died from his injuries more than a month after it happened.

According to police, officers were called to the South Point Hotel and Casino just before 5 a.m. May 11 on reports of an armed robbery. The victim told police that three men had robbed him and pistol whipped him then left the scene in a white Toyota Corolla.

A patrol officer spotted the car near Las Vegas Boulevard and Windmill Lane, when the driver abruptly turned onto eastbound Windmill Lane across two lances of traffic. The officer tried to pull the driver over, but the driver would not pull over, instead he sped off.

The officers pursued the driver. Another officer tried to stop the car by using a pursuit intervention technique or PIT maneuver. The driver of the car sped up to avoid police. At that point, the car left the road, went over a curb and hit a concrete and wrought-iron wall.

The driver fled on foot and was arrested. Police arrested the rear-seat passenger. However, the front-seat passenger, Rajan Sroya, was impaled by a piece of wrought-iron fence.

Sroya died from his injuries June 27.  

Police later found out the car was stolen earlier in the night of May 11 near Sahara Avenue and Lamb Boulevard


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