LAPD standoff in Rosemead ends in shooting of murder suspect


Los Angeles police officers involved in a standoff with a murder suspect Tuesday night at a Rosemead home have shot the man, authorities said.

The man, who was not identified, was injured, said Mike Lopez, a department spokesman.

Lopez said the department was not releasing the man’s condition at this time. No ambulances were reported leaving the scene.

Detectives tracked the suspect to the home of his parents in the 3500 block of Strang Avenue and were attempting to serve search and arrest warrants when the standoff began, Lopez said. SWAT officers about 8 p.m. fired teargas into the home in an effort to drive out the man.


Authorities evacuated nearby residents shortly after the barricade situation began. The suspect was believed to be alone in the home and LAPD crisis negotiators were attempting to talk him out of the house.

The man is a suspect in the slaying of Henry Estrada, 27, who was gunned down Sunday morning in the 2000 block of Sycamore Avenue in the Hollywood Hills.

LAPD officers responding to reports of gunfire found Estrada, who died at the scene. The man, according to a law enforcement source, had been involved with a woman whom Estrada dated.

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