LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The “riot” ended Friday night with an alleged gunman who was shot dead in downtown Los Angeles.
Police and SATAT officials responded to a call from Santa Fe Lofts and Apartments of the upper apartment building around 4:10 pm on Friday, where the suspect defended himself and his accomplices inside the house.
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A video posted on Twitter by a witness across the street showed the man holding a gun to the inmate’s head and dragging him to various parts of the house in front of several police officers in professional gear entered the room and rescued the woman, killing the prisoner.
“As a result of even more horrific acts of violence and out of fear that someone suspected of killing the victim, SWAT entered the apartment,” LAPD officials sent a letter late Friday. “A police officer shot the suspect, was shot and killed on the spot.”
Although physically unharmed, she was rushed to a hospital for further examination.
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Detective LAPD, Meghan Aguilar told reporters that before the kidnapping incident, the prosecutor entered a nearby business where he threatened the family and opened fire, injuring a 14-year-old boy, who had been handcuffed and shot. From then on, he tried to steal another woman’s gun.
“He also received a woman on the street, put a gun to her head and pulled,” Aguilar said. “Neraki, the gun did not sound. ”
Investigators had Main Street from 6 to Fifth Street closed as they continued their investigation Saturday morning.
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At this time investigators do not believe that the suspect knew any of those killed.