Updated: Barricaded Shooting Suspect Not Found in Home

Police believe an assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the vicinity of Lincoln and Mariposa and their suspect barricaded himself for hours in his home Tuesday night.

Updated Monday 7:55 a.m: After gaining entry to the home, police found the suspect was not inside, according to City News Service.

Police used a remote-controlled, camera-equipped robot to check out the interior of the home.

Updated 10:45 p.m: As of 10:45 p.m. the standoff was still ongoing. Patch will update this story Wednesday morning.

Updated 9:10 p.m: As of 9 p.m. officers are still trying to get the suspect out of the home, according to a message sent out by the Sheriff's Department.

The department is urging anyone in the affected area to stay inside their homes.

The department has still not found a gunshot victim and it is possible nobody was hit, according to the release.

Updated 7:40 p.m: A SWAT team is en route to assist in entering the home the suspect may be located in, according to Sgt. Gibson.  However, officers on scene are not certain that the suspect is in the house.

Officers will attempt entry of the home once the SWAT team shows up, he added.

Original: The Sheriff's Department is seeking a shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous in the vicinity of Lincoln Avenue and Mariposa Street, according to Sgt. Scott Gibson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Officers have reports of an assault with a deadly weapon that happened recently in the area, though they have not been able to locate the victim, Gibson said. They believe the victim may have transported him or herself to the hospital.

"The victim apparently got in the car and went to the hospital on his own," Gibson said. "At this time we do not have the victim."

Sheriff's investigators have not yet communicated with the suspect but plan to reach out to him shortly, Gibson said.

"We're going to order him out soon and see if he comes out," Gibson said just after 6 p.m.

A police helicopter has been hovering over the scene. Gibson said that sheriffs have not called in a SWAT team but may do so at some point if the suspect does not cooperate.

"We're going to attempt to do what we can on our own first," he said.

The department set up a containment area around a location where they believe the suspect is located. Devirian Place, Mariposa Avenue and Mendocino Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Casitas Avenue. As of 5:05 p.m. they had not yet located him but believe they may know his location.

Sheriff's Capt. John Benedict wrote on Twitter at 5:24 p.m. that witnesses saw a suspect fire shots at a "random vehicle."

A woman who only identified herself as Meena told Patch she called the sheriff's department after she heard gunshots near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and saw a teenager with blond hair and a white shirt take off running.

"It sounded like a pop gun," she said. "Just three shots, pop, pop, pop."

She saw the teenager stop and talk to two people and then continue to flee, she said. She did not see anyone who appeared to have gotten shot.

Patch will update this story with more information when it becomes available

Can't Say October 11, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Patch EDITORS - please use some editorial review on these comments. I'm seeing TOS violations. Is it really worth it to drive page views at the cost of profanity, both "masked" and open? It really drags down the product value.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 03:22 AM
We've deleted multiple comments here for terms of service violations. A reminder to everyone here that our Terms of Service forbid profanity and abusive language directed at other readers.
Lisa Hastings October 11, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I watched the video and my only question is, why didn't anyone in the neighborhoods where that video was filmed call the Sheriff on that huge crowd of gangbangers drinking in public and flashing a gun?
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 04:12 AM
yes producing content is hard work, editing, acting, shooting, syncing everything plus getting people with the gear to help is no small task.Also it is a video. It is quite possible there was no alcohol on the beer bottles and that the "pot" was tobacco" those were videos made to entertain. Not a documentary.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 04:16 AM
wow its a video ever hear of props.
bee frank October 11, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I actually met one of the guys in the video and those weren't props and that was real weed and alcohol.. I am not friends with him and avoid him everytime I come across him. I'm a hardworking single mother and I just don't want to be around ppl like them or have any of that around me and my son.
Reiu K October 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM
property values? Why on earth would you buy a house in Altadena.
nancy1 October 11, 2012 at 03:41 PM
The point of this all is the Pasadena aliens started all of this! They can come up here starting mess and they get on our news paper still trying to send subliminal messages! So delete my messages because im telling the truth? SMDH!
Revvell October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
We have a newspaper??? SMDH .... hmmmm..... Sure Makes Daily Healthy? Um.... Sorry My Dog Hides? Some Monsters Don't Heave?
Dinky Girl October 11, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I work in Sierra Madre and they don't take ANY crap. I too think we need to get together and work as a community and get these thugs out! Since this Walmart store is going to be, we need to get together as a community sooner rather than later to set our ground rules as to what we'll accept and what we WON'T accept. We can do it. Will we? Is the question.
Dinky Girl October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Yes it was. The let us walk to our homes but not drive? If a man has a gun is it better to be an open target or at least have the protection of your car? To find out that he wasn't even there is appauling!!! Seriously?? You idiots!!!! I am all for the police serving and protecting but that is NOT what happened here. Just another waste of my money!
Dinky Girl October 11, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Do you say this because he's white? Your comments are worthless!! You're probably aiding and abedding him in your closet!
Lisa Hastings October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM
yeahian, you missed the point! The point is riff raff gathers in crowds and intimidates in neighborhoods because the neighbors don't call the Sheriff.
Lisa Hastings October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Thank you to the Sheriff for quickly responding and quickly locating the suspect and making the arrest.
Lovely Altadena October 11, 2012 at 07:27 PM
The BIG problem of this community is that most people seem to be more upset at the Sheriff/Police than the people SHOOTING GUNS!!! It is not okay, in this geographical area where home prices average half a million up to multimillion dollars, to have people SHOOT GUNS!!This is NOT a situation we need to tolerate. It's fine if you don't believe you deserve better but think about bee frank. Not only should her sons safety be a concern of everyone in the neighborhood, the example of what is acceptable behavior should also be a concern. We all set an example-whether it's driving to WORK or loitering at a liquor store, young people are watching. It's our job as a community to eradicate the problem and protect each other. Nancy, it doesn't matter who starts what. It's a free country, people can travel wherever they want, whenever they want. It isn't anyone's job to decide where other people can travel to. Whether someone that causes violence is from Altadena or somewhere else - DOES NOT MATTER - they need to GO!! They need to know violence will no longer be tolerated here. Let's be more productive and instead of pointing fingers, let's get rid of all of the people SHOOTING!! No one has to move to have a 'better' life. We just need to work together to get rid of the people that simply don't belong in a neighborhood that is filled with law abiding, hard working, kind people with families.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:15 PM
drinky girl ur so smart as my comments as to the video are directed towards the black male who is rapping in the video.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:18 PM
why not just asterisk the "offensive" words or do u only want one set of opinions.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:19 PM
black people can't gather and create content?
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:20 PM
your missing the pt it is about the assumptions going on here.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:21 PM
i think you said was very valid and you prolly know more than most everyone on here about this incident.
yeahian October 11, 2012 at 08:22 PM
average home prices are a bit lower just fyi.
Revvell October 12, 2012 at 04:05 AM
".... abedding him in your closet..." Hope it's a large walk-in at least.
bee frank October 12, 2012 at 05:07 AM
I strongly agree with lovely altadena. We as a community should get together and work on making altadena a safer place and get these good for nothing gangbangers out of here. Violence shouldn't be tolerated anywhere.
Lovely Altadena October 12, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Oh, thanks for playing Yeahian! For your information, of the 144 homes sold in the last 3 months in Altadena, the median sale price was $551,776. Average sale prices for homes in a 2 mile radius from the incident is $565,511. Average sale prices for homes in a 1 mile radius from the incident is $428,883. So yes, homes that have sold within 1 mile from the incident, in the last 3 months are below $500,000 in average. The 'geographical area' I am referring to is the entirety of Altadena because EVERY home in Altadena is impacted by this crap!
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Hey people in the gang video link,and anyone going down the tough road. In ten years you can be in jail, dead, or a millionaire. Yeah millionaire... or better. If you are the one person who is at that moment you can hear this, ...then hear this. It actually happens. I did it. Start an action, something thats needs to be done before you go to bed, and just do it. Then write down 2 bigger things that you WILL do tomorrow. Sounds lame at first I know. But you have started the foward motion in your brain that you build on. Go buy all the positive thinking books and CD's you can and read, and listen all day long. Your brain actually has "placidity". The neurons change the way the connections are wired in your brain. This is the magic part of the whole thing. The beginning, the first 5 minutes is the only impossible thing for most. It just gets easier the longer it goes. After a while the natural drugs your brain makes is better than any man made drug can be. The life that dreams are made of is there like fruit on a tree. Go get it. I did it from nothing. My favorites are Joseph Murphy's ....The power of your subconcious mind Tony Robbins is the most famous and has many different things available. If you start here, you will then know where to go after that. The only hard part is the first step. Make just one step now, no matter how small...and know that you just stepped toward that life. Are you tough. Are you tough enough to make your life ? Or is life making you?
EZ-E October 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I praise the deputies who used all available resources to track this gunman gangbanger down. To all da people who complain about money used for helicopter, etc., are you getting some sort of bill in the mail from the sheriff's that the rest of us aren't. For the best of my knowledge this service comes from the tax money we already pay!!! Let us know if you receive an extra bill for what happened that night.
Revvell October 13, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Not to mention it's just money that's already in circulation. They receive it, they circulate it; someone else receives it ~ and circulates it and on and on. Money is energy. It's meant to be circulated and constantly in the current and flow.
Lisa Hastings October 13, 2012 at 03:55 AM
The Sheriff doing its job is an excellent use of my tax money!
Lisa Hastings October 13, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Next time the Sheriff should just stay at the station and let the gangbangers take over the neighborhood. Then let's see what kind of complaints people have. Maybe some these smart people on this blog will ask the Sheriff for a refund on their taxes for the poor service.


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