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Armed Standoff in Hawaiian Gardens

By Brian Hews

UPDATED AT 3:17 p.m.

LASD Special Enforcement Bureau team members took a suspect into custody after a stand off lasting more than seven hours.

Deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station located the suspect driving his vehicle early this morning.  He led them on a pursuit which ended at the intersection of Carson Street and Norwalk Boulevard in Hawaiian Gardens. He refused to surrender and barricaded himself in the vehicle.  A special weapons team and crisis negotiators worked for hours to accomplish the suspect’s surrender.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The investigation will be handled by Riverside County Sheriff’s detectives.  The name of the suspect has not been officially released by law enforcement officials.


UPDATE AT 3 p.m.

A standoff in Hawaiian Gardens continues as of 3 p.m. on Saturday involving a man who reportedly shot the mother of his two children at least six times with a small-caliber handgun in Riverside County earlier in the day.

HMG-CN can confirm that the suspect is heavily armed, and that negotiations have been on going with the suspect for hours.

Several members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT unit have been deployed to the  the location of the standoff at a strip mall parking lot at Carson Street and Norwalk Boulevard.

Also, the City of Hawaiian Gardens 50th Anniversary Parade that was scheduled to take place at 10 a.m., was delayed, shorten in length, and was held at a new route in another part of the city.


Los Angeles County deputies were notified that the suspect was in Hawaiian Gardens, in southeast Los Angeles County, at 6:59 a.m., according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

LA County sheriffs are reporting a standoff in Hawaiian Gardens with a suspect from Riverside County wanted for murder.

Deputies from Lakewood Sheriff’s Station are currently at the intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and Carson Street in the City of Hawaiian Gardens, where an Attempt Murder suspect has barricaded himself.  The suspect refused to surrender after a vehicle pursuit by deputies.  He is wanted in connection with a shooting in Riverside County.

Carson Street is closed between Juan Avenue and Norwalk Boulevard.  In addition, Norwalk Boulevard remains closed between 216th Street and 223rd Street.

We ask that local residents and motorists avoid the area until further notice.