Downtown LA Standoff Ends with Arrest and Arms Discovery

Police took a man into custody in downtown Los Angeles. The incident, which escalated to a standoff at a 50-unit complex at Olive Street and Olympic Boulevard, began after neighbors reported a series of 15 to 20 gunshots. Responding officers found that the tenant had fired at his apartment floor before sealing himself inside.

The Standoff and Arrest

The police managed to resolve the standoff peacefully after an hour, with the man surrendering. A subsequent search of his apartment revealed a stockpile of weapons, including assault rifles, a significant quantity of ammunition, tactical gear, and camouflaged outfits. Authorities identified a device, initially suspected to be an explosive, as a replica grenade.

Potential Legal Charges

The man, whose identity remains undisclosed, is now potentially facing several serious charges. He could be charged under California Penal Code 246.3 PC for reckless firearm discharge, given he reportedly fired multiple rounds within his residence. This act could result in up to one year in county jail as a misdemeanor or 16 months to 3 years in state prison as a felony.

Examining his arsenal may result in assault weapon charges under Penal Code 30600 PC. With a possible 4 to 8-year prison sentence. If he made threats of harm, he could also face criminal threat charges under Penal Code 422 PC, risking up to 4 years in prison.

If he threatened with a weapon during the standoff, he might face charges under Penal Code 417 PC. Risking a minimum three-month jail term. Additionally, if his shots put neighbors at risk, charges under Penal Code 246 PC could lead to 3, 5, or 7 years in prison.

If he used force or threats against police officers, he could face charges under California Penal Code 69 PC. This could lead to one year in county jail or 2 to 4 years in state prison.


Upcoming trials will examine the man’s reasons for possessing the weapons and whether he owned them legally.

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