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Police seek double-murder suspect after shots are fired at officers

August 21, 2011 | 11:39 pm


Police were searching for a double-murder suspect after he shot at officers Sunday night near a supermarket in Encino.

Los Angeles Police Department detectives were following a man outside a Ralph's at Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue about 9:30 p.m. 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 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.

No further information was available late Sunday night.


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