(Reuters) – 4 folks have been shot useless and two wounded on Thursday in a capturing spree that unfold throughout 4 three Los Angeles neighborhoods and touched off a 12-hour manhunt earlier than police tackled and arrested an armed suspect.
A Los Angeles police spokesman recognized the suspect as Gerry Zaragoza, 26, and mentioned he was held on pending homicide costs within the capturing deaths of his father and brother, and the wounding of his mom with a gun shot. The spokesman didn’t determine the victims.
The capturing spree began at an house the suspect shared along with his mother and father at about 2 a.m. on Thursday in LA’s Canoga Park, police mentioned.
Police mentioned the suspect additionally allegedly shot and killed a lady he knew at a fuel station in North Hollywood about 45 minutes later, however didn’t characterize their relationship.
Some media referred to her as a former girlfriend, others as an acquaintance.
On the similar time, he allegedly shot and wounded a fuel station clerk. The person was shot 5 occasions and was in important situation, the Los Angeles Instances and different media reported.
Later, at about 7:45 a.m., police mentioned Zaragoza allegedly shot a gardener he tried to rob at an ATM machine. And at about 1 p.m. he allegedly shot and killed a person on a bus within the Van Nuys neighborhood, police mentioned.
Media reviews say he didn’t know the person on the bus and that the capturing gave the impression to be random.
The Los Angeles Instances reported that Zaragoza was arrested in Canoga Park after being tackled by plain garments officers about 2:30 p.m. Police used a taser to subdue him.
An LAPD spokesman had no info on any bond set for Zaragoza, however mentioned he remained in police custody early Friday. It was unclear if he had an lawyer.
Reporting by Wealthy McKay in Atlanta; Modifying by Robert Birsel