— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) June 26, 2013
The main suspect in the ambush of two LAPD detective on the morning of June 25 is dead. The man was found dead in the attic of a home in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles, following a dramatic 13-hour standoff with law-enforcement, reports CBS LA.
The man was located by a member of the LAPD gang-unit and probation officer who went to the home on 2200 block of 117th Street near Mona Boulevard on a routine check. In the house they found the suspect, who shot the probation officer in the face. The officer underwent surgery overnight and is expected to be fine. A multi-agency siege ensued. The LAPD said they made “multiple attempts” to make contact with the man, according to the LA Times.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said:
He has shown no regard for human life by shooting at our officers.
Just before 7:00 a.m. this morning, SWAT teams shot tear gas into the home to force the man out. At 9:00 a.m., police entered the home and found the man dead in the attic. It’s unclear how he died, his name has not yet been released.