A man who was wanted in connection to a murder investigation and was taken into custody following an hourslong standoff in Santa Monica was identified by sheriff’s deputies Sunday.
David Carrillo, 28, was detained outside a Santa Monica apartment building following the Saturday standoff, Sergeant Cochran with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau stated in a department news release.
Carrillo was being sought as part of a murder investigation stemming from a Feb. 10 incident in the 8000 block of Vermont Avenue (map) in Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department stated Saturday.
He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, the department news release stated.
“For several hours, there were numerous attempts to have the suspect exit the location peacefully,” a department release stated Saturday, adding that he refused to comply and remained inside.
The man walked out of the building after tear gas was fired, and then attempted to re-enter it.
A sheriff’s K-9 then grabbed hold of Carrillo and he was detained by deputies without further incident, according to the news release.
A booking photo was not released Sunday.
News images Saturday showed a shirtless Carrillo being escorted by authorities away from the building with what appeared to be a cast or bandage on his left foot.