A man suspected of homicide was apprehended after a manhunt that brought out multiple LAPD units, search dogs, and a helicopter Wednesday night in Lincoln Heights.
According to the LAPD, the man was caught around 12:15 a.m. with the help of its K9 unit.
Police began searching for the man near Lincoln Park at Broadway and Lincoln Park Avenue at 8 p.m.
"He's not a murderer! I don't know why they're searching for him. He's nothing like they're saying," a woman, who didn't wish to be identified, said.
The woman said she is the man's girlfriend and he was not dangerous at all.
Authorities said he may have been armed, and when they spotted him in Ramona Gardens, he took off running.
"[Residents] are being asked to stay indoors," Steven Juarez of the LAPD Hollenbeck division said. "If they see anybody in the backyard or people they don't recognize on their property, they should call 911."
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it was unclear who was killed and the circumstances surrounding the reported death.