2nd suspect arrested for shooting at LAPD patrol car

The LAPD set up a perimeter to search for a suspect who opened fire at a patrol car on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

A second suspect was located in Las Vegas and arrested Wednesday for shooting at a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car in South L.A. on Sunday.

James Brooks, 19, was taken into custody after a joint investigation by the FBI and LAPD.

Earlier on Wednesday, prosecutors filed charges against 18-year-old Christopher Taylor.

Taylor, a reputed gang member, was charged with two counts each of shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault on a peace officer with a semi-automatic firearm and one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.

Brooks and Taylor allegedly opened fire on rival gang members driving past the area near Hoover Street and Gage Avenue.

"The car sped away just as an LAPD patrol car" drove through, prosecutors said. An officer returned fire, but no one was hit. Brooks and Taylor were both on foot.

Authorities were initially concerned that the officers were ambushed, but an investigation revealed the officers were not the intended target.

Taylor's arraignment hearing Wednesday afternoon was postponed to Jan. 15. Prosecutors are expected to ask Taylor's bail be set at $2 million.

If convicted, Taylor faces life in state prison.

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