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Suspect In Los Angeles-Area Shooting Identifed

Authorities identified the suspect who shot two Los Angeles-area police officers during a hostage situation Wednesday.
Posted at 6:40 PM, Nov 28, 2013

Authorities have identified the man they say shot two Los Angeles-area police officers Wednesday night.


KABC reports his name is Christopher Warsaw. A mug shot has yet to be released, but reports say Warsaw, who is 45, surrendered to police and was taken into custody following a near nine-hour standoff.

It started in the afternoon when police received a call about a possible domestic violence situation. When they arrived, two officers were shot.

Here you can see the officers being rushed out of the house where Warsaw had allegedly barricaded himself and two hostages inside. (Via KCBS)

The Los Angeles Times reports both officers are fine. The male officer was "saved by his bulletproof vest," but remains hospitalized. The female officer was released from the hospital. Both have reportedly been with the department for at least 10 years. (Via KNBC)

As for the two hostages, they are both safe. The suspect’s girlfriend and her daughter were reportedly talking to police after the incident. (Via New York Daily News)

Warsaw was booked on attempted murder charges and is being held on $1 million bond. He reportedly already has a criminal record. (Via KNBC)

Warsaw's relatives told KABC he was facing a third strike and didn't want to go back to jail.