Coroner identifies gunman killed by SWAT after DTLA high-rise hostage situation staff KABC logo
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Gunman who was killed by SWAT after taking hostage is identified
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A man who apparently went on a violent crime spree and then took a woman hostage before he was killed by LAPD SWAT officers has been identified.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- We now know the name of the man killed by police during a hostage rescue in a downtown Los Angeles high-rise.

The coroner identifies the man as 45-year-old Rudy Anderson. He reportedly went on a violent crime spree shortly before taking a woman hostage.

Through security footage officers saw Anderson in a hallway of the Santa Fe Loft Apartments, pulling a woman into an apartment unit.

SWAT storms into DTLA high-rise before fatally shooting suspect who held hostage inside

Video shows him hold a gun to her head.

Moments later Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers entered the unit and shot and killed Anderson.

Police say he had shot at other people in the area before entering the apartment building.

One bullet grazed a 14-year old boy's head.