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Shooting suspect captured by authorities; 210 reopens

January 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A man suspected of shooting a state parole agent in Lake View Terrace on Wednesday was captured by authorities.

The suspect was placed in custody at about 6 p.m. He was taken away on an ambulance suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and multiple dog bites.

The suspect was shot by a parole officer. A sheriff's department dog first spotted his scent and approached him at an old swimming pool underneath some trees.

The suspect is in stable condition. He is expected to be booked on attempted murder charges.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers launched a massive search of the area for the suspect.

Authorities re-opened the 210 Freeway and Foothill Boulevard, both of which had been closed during a massive search for the shooting suspect.

The shooting suspect was described as a violent criminal. He was considered armed and dangerous.

LAPD Lt. Andy Nieman said the suspect had been contained in one location during the search.

Some people in the area were evacuated.

Parole agents had been searching for the parolee at about 1:30 p.m., who is believed to be a "2-striker" (guilty of committing a second felony), and was wanted for a parole violation, according to an LAPD news briefing Wednesday afternoon.

The parolee allegedly shot the state parole agent in the face on the 11000 block of Foothill Blvd., according to the LAPD. The agent was hospitalized in serious but stable condition. He underwent surgery and was expected to survive the injury.

An SWAT team and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. were part of the ongoing response. The Los Angeles Police Dept. was put on tactical alert.

Two local schools were locked down as a result of the suspect search. The Delphi Academy of Los Angeles is located at 11341 Brainard Ave. Brainard Avenue Elementary School is located at 11407 Brainard Ave.

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