The incident started with a shooting around 5 a.m. on Flower Court, west of Lincoln Boulevard in Mar Vista, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Paramedics rushed the shooting victim in stable condition to an area hospital.
The investigation led police to Inglewood and West Washington boulevards in the Culver City area, where the suspect was barricaded inside a motel. A large police presence responded, including a helicopter and SWAT team.
Officers heard a single shot inside the motel room. The SWAT team entered the location and found the suspect dead. Police believe the suspect was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but will wait for the coroner to make the official determination.
SWAT made entry & located the suspect dead inside the location. Preliminary investigation points to the cause as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but the Coroner will make final determination. Expect a police presence for several hours as we conduct a thorough investigation.— LAPD Pacific (@LAPDPacific) May 26, 2019