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Updated: Suspect in Altadena Shooting Arrested

Sheriff's Deputies located and arrested suspect without incident.

Updated:  Patrol deputies working in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Ventura Street have arrested the suspect in yesterday's shooting. According to a release from the Sheriff's Department, the deputies made contact with the suspect, Kanan Traub, and he was arrested without incident.

Original: Sheriff's investigators are searching for an 18-year-old male who vanished after witnesses said he was involved in a shooting in Altadena Tuesday.

Deputies surrounded a home near Lincoln Avenue and Mariposa Street where they believed an Altadena man had barricaded himself following a shooting in the area Tuesday afternoon.

After several hours passed in the presumed standoff, investigators sent in a camera-equipped robot and discovered that the suspect was not at the location.

Detectives are now asking the public for help in finding the suspect, who was identified as Kanan Traub of Altadena, Lt. Eric Lasko of the Altadena Sheriff's Station told Patch Wednesday.

Traub is described as a white male standing 5-foot-11-inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a criminal record and investigators are trying to determine if he is a member of a local gang, Lasko said.

A photo of Traub was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon but Lasko said one would hopefully be released to the public by the end of the day.

No victims have been identified in the shooting, Lasko said.

"We haven't confirmed that someone's been shot, we've confirmed that someone was shot at," he said. "No one has come forward with any gunshot wounds."

yeahian October 14, 2012 at 05:36 AM
check the facts man
Dinky Girl October 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I would agree with that if they didn't allow people to WALK around, unarmed and helpless but they couldn't drive to thier homes. Otherwise I agree that they were there to follow a lead and closed off the streets in a timely manner, took a little longer than I would like, but overall ...it really did take too long.
Lisa Hastings October 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Next time the Sheriff should take a few of the "experts" on this blog with them to direct the operation and make sure that the capture of the suspect doesn't take too long or cause too much inconvenience.
yeahian October 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM
so dramatic
Tlk2me December 28, 2012 at 08:40 AM
REALLY.....are you sure they got the RIGHT ONE??????

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