Westside shooting suspect surrenders after overnight standoff, LAPD says

A man who barricaded himself overnight in his West Los Angeles apartment after firing shots into the air has surrendered, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

Officer James Richter said the man, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken into custody at 7:17 a.m. after SWAT officers arrived at the apartment in the 1300 block of Brockton Avenue.

There were no apparent injuries, although Richter said officers continued to look for possible victims Sunday morning.

The incident was reported at 9:20 p.m. Saturday when someone in the area of the suspect’s apartment building on Brockton, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard, flagged down police and told them someone was shooting a gun near that intersection, authorities said.


Once the shooting suspect, a man believed to be between 25 and 30 years old, saw the police looking at him, he took off and was pursued to his apartment, according to police Det. Robin Jones.

Residents of the apartment building and nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff.

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