Suspect arrested on roof of home after carjacking, chase

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PHOENIX – An early morning carjacking led to a chase that ended on the roof of a West Phoenix home Tuesday.

It all happened very quickly, starting at about 4 a.m. in the neighborhood of 35th and Dunlap avenues.

Police said the suspect pulled a gun on a man, forced him to the ground and demanded his keys. He then fled the scene in the victim’s car.

A patrol car happened to be in the area and spotted the suspect in that car. A short pursuit ended at a nearby home.

The suspect bailed out of the vehicle, jumped over a fence and climbed up onto the roof of a home. There were early reports that the suspect had a gun in his waistband when he ran, but police have not confirmed that.

Once the Fire Department arrived on the scene and put up their ladder, officers were able to get up on the roof and confront the suspect.

Arresting officers reportedly used Mace® because the suspect was combative. 3TV's Gibby Parra said the suspect was screaming for water as he came down from the roof. Video from the scene showed two officers escorting the suspect to a police car.

Investigators have not released any information about the suspect.

The victim was not injured and was allowed to leave the scene in his car.

It’s not yet known what charges the suspect might face.