Culver City Man Accused of Discharging Gun Inside His Home

A Culver City man, suspected of being drunk, was arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm for allegedly firing at least two shots inside his home on Saturday night, local police said.

The suspect's girlfriend called police at about 8 p.m. on April 9 to report that he had fired a shot inside their home in the 4000 block of Van Buren Place, was under the influence of alcohol and had access to other firearms, the Culver City Police Department said in a press release.

The girlfriend evacuated from the residence just prior to police arrival. “Officers arrived on scene and were able to confirm that suspect was likely armed inside his home and had discharged a firearm twice inside the location,” CCPD said.

Members from the CCPD drone Team also responded and “utilized a drone to keep and overhead watch on the suspect's residence," police said.

The suspect left the home voluntarily following a brief negotiation with crisis negotiators, and was booked at the Culver City Jail on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm, police said.

“An outside agency provided an armored vehicle, which the Crisis Negotiation Team and other officers used as cover while they negotiated with the suspect,” CCPD said.

This case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration, police said.

Anyone with any information or questions regarding this incident is urged to contact Sergeant Eddie Baskaron at 310-253-6316 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.


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