HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. – A homicide suspect was taken into custody in Huntington Park Tuesday evening following a two-hour plus standoff with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies after a brief chase.
Deputies began the pursuit around 8 p.m. after learning that the suspect was connected to a homicide checking of the license plates of the vehicle driven by the suspect, according to the Sheriff’s department.
The suspect stopped near Marbrisa Avenue and Walnut Terrace and a Special Weapons Team was called to the scene to assist deputies. Spike stripes were placed near the suspect’s vehicle in case he tried to escape.
The suspect exited his vehicle around 10:40 p.m. with a shiny object in his hand and began running in circles as deputies and Special Weapons Team personnel moved in, shooting him with flash bangs and pepper balls as the man resisted their commands to surrender. At one point he pointed the object at himself before deputies shot at him with non-lethal weapons.
He was then rushed by deputies, who took him into custody as he continued to resist.