Man Shooting From Rooftop in Huntington Park Now in Custody

A man was shooting from the roof of a home in Huntington Park early Monday morning, and is now in police custody, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. No gunfire injuries were reported in the incident.

The active shooter was in a residential area at Sale Place and Santa Fe Avenue. The LASD responded to the call at 5:15 a.m.

Tactical operations from the LASD and the LASD Sheriff’s Enforcement Bureau were well underway at 6:40 a.m., and NewsChopper4 Alpha was near the scene to see authorities attempting to persuade the man off the roof.

The man, perched atop one of the homes in the neighborhood, had already discarded his gun around 6:40 a.m., but authorities were proceeding with caution and assuming he was still armed as they continued the negotiations.

Xochitl Plascencia, who lives just a few houses down from where the altercation took place, says she heard the first gunshots around 5:30 a.m.

“And then maybe a few seconds or minutes passed by, and I heard another one,” Plascencia said. “And then I want to say maybe 30 minutes later I heard the helicopter.”

Around 7:35 a.m., SWAT team members from the Sheriff’s Enforcement Bureau climbed onto the roof and arrested the man. He was treated for an unspecified injury.

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