A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and shooting in Westchester earlier this month remains at large, police said.
The incident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Dec. 6 after a woman returned to her home in the 8100 block of Westlawn Avenue in Westchester.
As the woman rested on her couch, a male suspect allegedly confronted her at gunpoint, police said. When the victim began to scream, the suspect grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor, police said.
Police said the suspect then allegedly fired one round from his handgun towards the victim, who was not struck. The woman’s husband, who was awakened by the sound of gunfire and her screams, entered the room and distracted the suspect, allowing the woman to run outside and call for help, police said.
The suspect fled the location in a vehicle described as a large, 2000-04 American-made sedan.
The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 25 years old, with blue eyes, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing 170 to 185 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a ski mask with cut-outs for the eyes and mouth.
Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Det. Nina Serna said police have dedicated a lot of resources to the area and are working with the local community in the investigation. Residents are encouraged to keep doors and windows locked even while they are away from their homes for a few minutes.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LAPD Pacific detectives at (310) 482-6396, or (877) 527-3247 during non-business hours and on weekends.