PANORAMA CITY, Calif. – A man has been arrested in Texas in connection with a shooting in Panorama City earlier this month that left a man dead and four other people wounded, police said Wednesday.
Luis Enriquez Hernandez, 37, was arrested Tuesday in the Houston area by a task force that included personnel from the FBI and the Houston Police Department, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The shooting occurred on the afternoon of Aug. 3 near Parthenia Street and Tobias Avenue, according to the LAPD.
Jonathan Santillano, 37, of Sylmar was pronounced dead at the scene, and four other people were treated for wounds but survived.
According to police, a three-vehicle crash had occurred at the location, and while the motorists were exchanging information, a man walked over and began shooting at them. The suspect then fled.
“Subsequent investigation identified the suspect as 37-year-old Luis Enriquez Hernandez,” the LAPD said in a statement.
“Detectives learned after the shooting, Hernandez fled to Texas,” the LAPD said. “With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation- Houston Violent Crime Task Force and Houston Police Department-North Crime Suppression Team, they discovered Luis Enriquez Hernandez was staying in a residence in Spring, Texas, outside of Houston.”
Hernandez will be transported to Los Angeles for booking on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the LAPD reported.