Alleged Gunman ID’d in Inglewood Standoff; One Officer Still Hospitalized

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The alleged gunman involved in a standoff and shooting in Inglewood was identified Thursday as Christopher Warsaw, authorities said.


A SWAT team responded after two officers were injured during a shootout with a gunman in Inglewood on Nov. 27, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

Warsaw, believed to be an Inglewood resident, was taken into custody Wednesday after the hours-long standoff, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His photo was not released to the media.

He was booked for attempted murder at the Sheriff’s Department South L.A. Station, and was being held on $1 million bail, officials said.

Warsaw was accused of shooting at Inglewood police officers, leaving two wounded, after barricading himself for nearly nine hours with his girlfriend and her teen daughter inside an Inglewood home, authorities said.

The two injured officers were treated at Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

One was released a short time later.  The other, who was shot in the chest but was saved by his bulletproof vest, was later taken to another hospital.

The second officer remained hospitalized on Thursday morning in good condition at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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