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Double-murder suspect arrested after LAPD dragnet

August 22, 2011 |  5:59 am


Los Angeles police early Monday arrested a double-murder suspect after he shot at officers near a supermarket in Encino.

The arrest came capped an hours-long standoff that began Sunday night and shutdown parts of Encino. More than 100 officers and personnel searched for the suspect, police said.

Detectives were following a man outside a Ralph's at Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when he turned and shot at them before fleeing on foot, according to LAPD Sgt. Vik Walia.

The officers did not return fire, he said.

Police closed off a square-mile area as they pressed their house-to-house search, with the help of dogs, Walia said.

He said the alleged shooter was believed to be Brent Zubeck, 43, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of a Chatsworth couple found in trash bins outside their Lassen Street home Aug. 12. Zubeck was a former resident of the home, police said.

A $75,000 reward has been offered in the case.


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