"LEAPS" Aircraft Aides In Capture Of Double Murder Suspect


Lancaster's "LEAPS" Aircraft aides in the capture of a suspect wanted in connection with a double Homicide

On Tuesday (August 28, 2012) several officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were conducting an undercover surveillance operation of an eastside Lancaster apartment complex. The officers were looking for a male suspect who was wanted in connection with a double homicide.

Shortly before 3PM, the officers confirmed that the suspect was in fact inside the apartment unit they were watching.

At this point they asked Lancaster Station Deputies to assist them in the capture of the suspect. The city of Lancaster's new Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) was immediately dispatched to the area and within seconds provided the Stations Watch Deputy with an aerial view of the apartment complex.

Using this information, the Watch Deputy was able to maintain an aerial view of the complex while units where positioned around the building to prevent the suspects escape. Once the building was contained, the Watch Deputy used LEAPS to maintain his visual of the suspect's apartment. This allowed the LAPD Officers to safely take the suspect into custody without incident.

Lancaster Sheriff's Station has no further information regarding the suspect at this time.

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