Friday, July 17, 2009

Echo Park gunnman evades capture

Police failed to capture a suspect armed with a gun after a lengthy search Thursday night in Echo Park. However, officers were able to recover a weapon, said LAPD spokeswoman Tenesha Dobine this morning. No other new details were available.

It's still not clear what prompted the search for the suspect at about 9 pm that forced the closure of Echo Park Avenue near Ewing Street to traffic and left a police helicopter to hover overhead for about two hours. Readers in the comment section of the earlier story reported seeing officers in their driveways and of shots being fired after 10:30 pm.

An officer at the Northeast Division Police Station said Thursday night that a task force was in the area searching for a gang member. The search began after the LAPD said police units were deployed before 9 pm to the 1500 block of Ewing Street. There were no reports of a shooting.

Photo by Cainmark via Flickr

2 comments:

  1. View of the gunman: I can run & hide, and still get away! I run with my homies, and they all have my back. If i had a gun on me, I may have had my legal permit to have it on me anyway. Did I shoot and kill anyone? hell no. Orale, Vatos Locos Forever... Hey. Go Raiders....

    Cops point of view: Lets have out thimbs up our ass, lick them afterwards. Uuuum Duuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh,Lets look the opposite way, and use the helicopter, and some canines and burn taxpayers money while we continue to be as stupid as can be...

    Echo Park Residents: We are the eyes and ears of our community. We are sick of the shitheads and hope they all kill each other off. If there is someone out there with a gun, let us who they are, and what they look like. We probably know something and will share the info willingly. But all we know is that LAPD can sure shove both of their thumbs far up their ass. Maybe the cops are so smart they acually let this guy get away to gun down a couple of his own so that way they could eliminate about 3-4 of these shitheads all with one incident..lets stay tuned

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  2. GANG MEMBERS IN ECHO PARK HAVE GUNS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND KILL RIVAL GANG MEMBERS...THEY DONT REALLY BOTHER ANYBODY THAT LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD....THEY LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SO MUCH THAT THEY KILL FOR IT..YOU SHOULD EITHER RESPECT THAT OR MOVE OUT.. ECHO PARK GANG WAS HERE LONG BEFORE YOU AND I..AND WILL REMAIN LONG AFTER

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