Police Search Los Feliz Apartment Complex For Suspect With Possible Ties To Tustin Homicide
Police from Orange County went into a Los Feliz apartment Tuesday night in search of a suspect that may have ties to a recent homicide in Tustin, reports the L.A. Times.
The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m., when Tustin police attempted to serve a search warrant at the Parkwood Apartments complex by Los Feliz Boulevard, reports NBC4. Witnesses told the Times that the complex was evacuated, and that authorities may have used a robot in an attempt to get a person out of one of the units. Witnesses also said that an explosion was heard.
Tustin police were assisted by officers from Irvine, as well as a SWAT team.
The searched ended about five hours after it'd started. No injuries were reported. Authorities said that the suspect was not found inside. “The suspect we looked for is still outstanding,” Lieutenant Robert Wright of the Tustin Police Department told the Times.
Some witnesses tweeted from the scene in Los Feliz. One person took video of what may be the purported robot that was used:
The search stemmed from the killing of 23-year-old Israel Corpus, who was fatally shot in Tustin on Sunday. At about 4:00 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting and found Corpus with a single gunshot wound, reports the OC Register. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say they believe that the murder was possibly gang-related, and describe the suspects as a group of men in their 20s.