At 3:13 a.m. January 8th, LAFD responded to a reported shooting in the 17500 block of Gilmore St. Crews located a female victim shot in the chest in the bedroom of a house. The patient was transported in grave condition to a local hospital with CPR in progress. The suspect, now identified as 32-year-old Marcos Tulio, fled the scene in a dark sedan. LAPD West Valley Division will be handling the investigation.
*Update with female victim being the sister in law of pursuit suspect:
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man believed to be an attempted murder suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday at the end of a 90-minute chase that mainly took place on the southbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass. The chase began around 10:45 p.m. Monday in the Reseda area, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Unit. The driver in the bizarre chase, which varied from low to high speeds to complete stops, is believed to be 32-year-old Marcos Tulio Flores, who police described as a documented gang member. Police say he was armed during the chase, and he appeared to fire in the direction of officers at least once. Flores is suspected of shooting and critically wounding his 36-year-old sister-in-law in the early morning hours Sunday in the 17500 block of Gilmore Street in Van Nuys, the LAPD said. The suspect led police on an erratic chase that caused the 405 to be shut down in both directions at one point. He was finally taken into custody by SWAT officers, with the help of a police K9, on the southbound freeway in the Sepulveda Pass area. There were no reports of injuries to civilians or officers in the chase, police said. The victim in Sunday’s shooting was shot in her upper body and remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said. A motive for the shooting has not been disclosed. The car connected to the shooting was the one police were believed to be chasing and was described as a gray 2004 Acura TL with the California license plate 7ELH285.