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LAPD Kill Alleged Kidnapper, Murderer in Shootout

Associated Press

May 11, 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif.—A man who kidnapped and killed the mother of his daughter during an argument Monday was shot to death by police in a confrontation outside a Best Buy store in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.

The confrontation in Canoga Park at around 10 a.m. ended a manhunt that began more than two hours earlier.

The identities of the man and woman were not immediately released.

The couple were involved in a dispute at around 7:30 a.m. in a Long Beach condominium when he forced her out of the condo to a nearby parking garage and shot her, Sgt. Dina Zapalski said.

It was not immediately clear whether the woman was the man’s wife or his girlfriend, she said. The couple’s daughter, who was in the condo, was not hurt. Zapalski did not know her age.

Officers answering 911 calls found the body, she said.

The area was cordoned off and a SWAT team called but a search of the garage turned up empty.

After the shooting, the 30-year-old man showed up at his uncle’s home in Woodland Hills, about 35 miles away, and said he had “killed his family,” Los Angeles police Lt. Dave Storaker said.

The uncle called police and the man drove away but officers spotted his car and followed it to a nearby Best Buy in Canoga Park, police said.

The man stopped in front of the store and the man got out with a handgun, Sgt. B. Alvarez said. He was shot after he refused orders to drop the gun, Alvarez said.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Good job to the officers! Always good to hear about officers taking care of business. It's just unfortunate it really won't be much comfort to the family.

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good job by the officers and one POS taken care of.

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    One less pile of garbage on the streets, the officers did a good job. Prayers for the young girl and the victims family.

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    Danno50

    almost 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    With the recent rash of officer involved deaths and shootings, its good to finally hear that we won this battle. Good Job!

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    chrissanders

    almost 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Great job by the officers. Prayers go out to the daughter and family.

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    wildsoldier

    almost 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    great job....

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    usa_24

    almost 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Great job by the officers. My thoughts and prayers are with the daughter and the family.

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    almost 4 years ago

    820 Comments

    Good job....one less scumbag on the streets. And my prayers go out to the daughter and the rest of the womans family.

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    Daysend

    almost 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Good shooting, another piece of trash off the streets. Still, I'd have perfered it if there was some kind of life-long solitary confinement. Rather than give him the out he wanted.

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    skascooter007

    almost 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Great work guys, stay safe out there

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    46076 Comments

    Great job.

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    Ironpig

    almost 4 years ago

    760 Comments

    Yep, saved some tax money there guys. Prayers for the daughter.

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    bsears

    almost 4 years ago

    9370 Comments

    Great job.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    great job

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    Gombino

    almost 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Good job guys

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