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Arrest Made in Pedro Morales Killing

The arrest followed a "dramatic" pursuit, according to an LAPD announcement.

Los Angeles Police Department officers on Tuesday evening arrested a suspect believed responsible for the shooting death of Pedro Morales near the corner of Avenue 53 and Monte Vista Street.

LAPD Northeast officials announced the news on their Twitter page on Tuesday evening.

The arrest took place at around 5 p.m. near the Franklin High School football field, according to witness reports.

"It was a dramatic foot pursuit, perimeter, K9 search and arrest," according to a post on LAPD Northeast's Facebook page.

Morales and his brother--who was not named by police--following an altercation in front of an apartment building near Ave. 53 and Monte Vista street on Saturday, July 7 at  around 6:20 p.m.

Morales' brother suffered a non-fatal wound to his shoulder.

More details as we get them.


Nimby pimp July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM
A tip of the cap to the men in blue.
Nimby pimp July 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM
A tip of the cap to the men and women in blue.
HLPSUCKS July 12, 2012 at 07:48 AM
i grew up in highland park and been around the streets and as far as i know and seen and all that comes from being in the streets.these crimes happen because a lil boy thinks he can do this type of crime to be considered a man.Drug dealers can't stand it, when they hear about shootings or bs that a "youngster" causes.Why?because it brings un wanted heat.Thats why i don't understand why ppl got to throw in the drug dealer.From what i know Alcohol which is a drug, and legal, is one of the main things these youngsters are on when they do these type of things,,Ive lost so many friends to these streets and its sad to see the lives lost over "American Me" dreams..So much wasted talent
Wayne July 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I knew Peter he was a good dude left behind 3 children 2 brothers and a sister Mom and Dad are alive as well. my blessing to the family. Sincerely, Wayne Rollins
luisa October 30, 2012 at 09:41 AM
Rest in paradise Peter! Innocent life taken so soon.

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