A man believed to have been involved in an afternoon shooting today was apprehended in Angeleno Heights following a three-hour-long manhunt that left residents locked in their homes as an LAPD helicopter buzzed overhead and heavily armed officers searched streets and homes.
The suspect was captured with the assistance of the LAPD’s K9 Unit at about 4:30 p.m. hiding between homes near Kensington Road and Marion Avenue, according to Sgt. Joel Miller of the Rampart Division. The suspect was captured without any shots being fired; photos of man being lead away by police were posted on Facebook.
The incident began at about 1:30 p.m. when a shooting was reported south of the 101 Freeway at Temple Street and Edgeware Road. Witnesses directed police officers to a vehicle parked a few blocks away in a driveway near Kensington and Marion. The suspect fled on foot when police arrived, Miller said. It’s not clear if anyone was hit during the shooting at Temple and Edgeware, which was most likely gang related, Miller said.
Many Angeleno Heights residents posted comments and photos of the incident on their Facebook pages as they were advised to stay in their homes. Said one woman who posted a comment on The Eastsider’s Facebook page:
“They knocked on my door and told us to stay inside. I guess we are in the middle of the perimeter. Lots of undercover cars here, too- creepy way to spend a Monday.”
* This story has been updated and rewritten since its original posting.