Suspect In Hollywood Hills Murder Shot And Killed By Police After Long Standoff
The main suspect in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old father of two in the Hollywood Hills was shot and killed by a police after a long standoff.
On Tuesday night, police served search and arrest warrants at a home on the 3500 block of Strang Avenue in Rosemead when the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Tien Hua, barricaded himself. A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene just before 4 p.m., and the nearly six-hour standoff ended around 9 p.m. when Hua was shot by police. ABC 7 reports that Hua was killed at the scene.
Neighbors were evacuated to a nearby elementary school during the standoff, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The L.A. Times says tear gas was shot into the home around 8 p.m. in an effort to drive Hua out of the home, but the tactic was ineffective. "After that, the SWAT members went inside the house and that's when an officer-involved shooting occurred with the suspect," LAPD Sergeant Marlon Marrache told KTLA.
According to the Times, the home belonged to Hua's parents, but he was believed to be alone inside.
Hua is believed to be the main suspect in the killing of Henry Estrada in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday night. According to police, Estrada was chased by a gunman before being shot multiple times.