Suspect in Chatsworth Double Murder Arrested, Used Disguises to Elude Police
The manhunt for the suspect in a gruesome double murder in Chatsworth came to an end last night in Encino when the Los Angeles Police Department apprehended Brent Zubeck, 43, after a lengthy stand-off that found parts of the neighborhood shut down, according to L.A. Now.Zubeck was spotted Sunday evening outside the Ralphs store on Ventura Boulevard at Libbit Avenue, after the LAPD were tipped off that the suspect would be attending a party in the area that night.
Before they could nab their man, however, Zubeck spotted them and opened fire, then fled on foot.
The area was locked down as the police searched for Zubeck. Early Monday morning he was spotted, and they took him down with a shot in the hip before arresting him.
Zubeck is suspected of killing a couple whose bodies were found in the trash bins outside the home; Zubeck is thought to have lived at the house where the bodies were found as well, however few other details about the killings have been made public.
The LAPD reportedly have referred to Zubeck as a "master of disguise," who used wigs and other garb to conceal his identity as he avoided arrest since the August 12 murders.