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Police seek gunman who fired at officers in Encino

August 21, 2011 | 10:58 pm


Police are searching for a wanted murder suspect after he shot at officers near a supermarket in Encino.

LAPD detectives spotted a murder suspect at a Ralph's supermarket at Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to scanner reports. The suspect, wearing a wig, fired a few rounds at the officers and fled the scene on foot.

A perimeter has been set up in the area.

The suspect was later spotted near the Hayvenhurt Avenue exit on the 118 Freeway.

It is unknown if he was taken into custody.

Preliminary reports indicate the suspect may be Brent Zubeck, 43, who is wanted in connection with the murder of a Chatsworth couple found in their home Aug. 12.

No further information has been released.


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Photo: Police activity at the shooting scene. Credit: KTLA