Double murder suspect wore disguises, wigs to avoid capture
A double-murder suspect arrested Monday morning in Encino wore disguises -- including wigs -- to elude capture, according to Los Angeles police officials.
Brent Zubeck, wanted in connection with the deaths of a Chatsworth couple found in trash bins outside their home, had been hiding out since the Aug. 12 slayings, according to police. His arrest early Monday capped an hours-long standoff that began Sunday night and shut down parts of Encino. More than 100 law-enforcement officers and personnel searched for the suspect, police said.
Police had gotten a report that Zubeck might be attending a party Sunday night in Encino.
Detectives were following him outside a Ralphs at Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when he turned and shot at them before fleeing on foot.
Police closed off a square-mile area as they pressed their house-to-house search with the help of dogs.
Zubeck was eventually spotted and shot in the hip by police, who took him into custody.ALSO:
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photos: The scene at the arrest of double slaying suspect early Monday morning in Encino. Credit: KTLA News. Suspect Brent Zubeck. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department