A suspected murderer remained at large Friday, but his cousin was taken into custody after an hourslong SWAT standoff at an El Sereno home.
The standoff began at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 4400 block of Maycrest Avenue, Los Angeles police said.
A man exited the home at around 11 p.m. Thursday and was detained by authorities for questioning. He was the cousin of the original suspect sought and was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant, police said.
Believing that the suspected killer was still barricaded inside, SWAT officers remained at the home until around 3 a.m., when officers entered the house and found that no one was inside, police said.
Details of the homicide the suspect was wanted for were not immediately available.