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LAPD Seeks Public Help Finding `Armed And Dangerous’ Parolee in South LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday to find an “armed and dangerous” parolee allegedly seen loading a rifle in the South Los Angeles area.

Officers were sent to the area of 69th Street and Avalon Boulevard at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“A community member called 911 upon seeing a suspect standing next to a car and loading a rifle,” an LAPD statement said.

“Thanks to the detailed description of the suspect and his attire, officers were able to locate him immediately upon arriving at the scene,” police said. “When officers approached, the suspect fled on foot, leaving the rifle behind. Officers pursued the suspect and observed him reaching for his waistband before entering a nearby junkyard.

“Believing the suspect was still armed, officers requested additional resources,” police said. “LAPD’s Metropolitan K9 and SWAT personnel responded to assist in apprehending the suspect. After several hours of searching, it was determined the suspect was no longer in the area.”

The man was identified as 42-year-old Ezequiel Garcia, described as 5- feet-7 inches tall and weighing 157 pounds, with short black hair.

“He is currently on active parole for murder and should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said. “The Los Angeles Police Department is alerting the South Los Angeles community about these crimes to emphasize the importance of personal safety. Residents are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to notify the police of any suspicious activity or individuals loitering in the area.

“As detectives work to apprehend the suspect, the LAPD will increase patrols in South Los Angeles,” police said. “Residents will see more black- and-white police vehicles and uniformed officers in the neighborhood. This increased presence is being implemented as a precautionary measure.”

Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts was urged to call Newton Area detectives at 323-846-6547, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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