North Hollywood Standoff Suspect Has Criminal Past: Complaint - NBC Southern California

North Hollywood Standoff Suspect Has Criminal Past: Complaint

The man led police on a chase before hiding inside a San Fernando Valley home for hours



    Neighbors of the gunman involved in Monday's dramatic pursuit and standoff in North Hollywood told NBC4 that the suspect had emotional problems and a history of trouble with law enforcement. Patrick Healy reports from Pacoima for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014. (Published Monday, June 9, 2014)

    A man who led police on a high-speed chase on Southern California freeways before barricading himself in a North Hollywood home had a criminal record dating back to 1997, according to a complaint obtained by NBC4.

    Nolan Perez, 41, allegedly pointed a rifle at officers during the Monday morning pursuit that reached 100 mph, parked in a residential neighborhood, climbed onto the roof of a home and stayed inside until 3 p.m., when he surrendered to SWAT officers outside.

    A complaint filed Monday for Perez's arrest warrant detailed a past that included criminal threats against his former girlfriend and stalking, according to the complaint.

    The document also listed convictions for three prior violent felonies including corporal injury to a spouse or domestic partner, a felon in possession of a firearm and negligent discharge of a firearm.

    Neighbors told NBC4 Perez worked as a painter and had recently moved into his parents' Pacoima home.

    Raw Video: Armed Man Leads Authorities on Pursuit

    [LA] Raw Video: Armed Man Leads Authorities on Pursuit
    An armed man wanted in connection with a criminal threats report led authorities on a high-speed pursuit that extended from near downtown Los Angeles into the San Fernando Valley Monday, June 9, 2014. The man exited the vehicle in the North Hollywood area with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle before holing up on a residential property.
    (Published Monday, June 9, 2014)

    "He was suffering from emotional issues," a neighbor told NBC4. "I worked with him. We did painting together many years ago ... I guess he had a lot of problems, and he wanted help."

    Patrick Healy contributed to this report.

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