[UPDATE] Police Focus on Los Feliz Apt. in OC Murder Case

Police, news crews and locals gather near the site where a homicide suspect is suspected to be hiding in an apartment at Los Feliz Boulevard near Vermont Avenue. Photo: Pamela Chelin/Los Feliz Ledger.

(LOS FELIZ) Authorities said early this morning a suspect sought in connection to a fatal shooting in Orange County was not inside the Los Feliz Boulevard apartment complex they surrounded last night and the search continues. The suspect was not identified.

Authorities surrounded an apartment complex located at 4646 Los Feliz Blvd. near Vermont Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and evacuated the building as well as those surrounding, according to Lt. Bob Wright of the Tustin Police Dept.

According to Wright, police were attempting to serve a search warrant related to thefatal shooting of 23-year-old Israel Corpus, who was gunned down around 4 p.m. last Sunday at an apartment complex in Tustin.

Authorities made contact with someone inside the Los Feliz apartment around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, but Wright said he would not classify the situation as a standoff. A SWAT team was on hand.

No injuries were reported.

According to media reports, the Los Feliz apartments were evacuated after police arrived, and it appeared that officers were using a robot to coax a person out of one of the apartments. A loud explosion also rang out.

This story was updated Wednesday, July 12th at 9:20 a.m. to include new information that an Orange County murder suspect was not in the Los Feliz apartment complex Tustin Police surrounded last night. 

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