LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A “violent crime spree” ended Friday night time with a suspect being shot and killed in a Downtown Los Angeles high-rise.
Police and SWAT officers responded to calls on the Santa Fe Lofts and Apartments high-rise constructing residence round 4:10pm Friday, the place a suspect barricaded himself and the hostage inside an residence.
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Video posted to Twitter by a witness throughout the road confirmed the person holding a gun to the hostage’s head and dragging her to totally different areas of the residence earlier than a number of law enforcement officials geared up with tactical gear entered the room and rescued the lady, killing the suspect.
“Based on the already incredibly violent actions and fearing the suspect was going to kill the hostage, SWAT entered the apartment,” LAPD officers tweeted late Friday. “An officer shot the suspect, who was struck by gunfire and … died at scene.”
While not bodily harmed, she was taken to the hospital for a full examination.
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LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar informed reporters that previous to the hostage scenario, the suspect went into a close-by enterprise the place he threatened a household after which opened fireplace, injuring a 14-year-old boy, who was grazed within the arm by a bullet. From there, he tried to carjack a lady at gunpoint.
“He also accosted a woman on the street, put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger,” Aguilar stated. “Luckily, the gun did not go off.”
Investigators had Main Street from sixth to Fifth Street blocked off as they continued their investigation Saturday morning.
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At this time investigators don’t imagine that the suspect knew any of the victims.