Has anyone ever heard of this guy. From the LA Times:
Perez was reported to be a member of a Westside "set" of White Fence, one of the oldest street gangs in Los Angeles, and was known on the streets as "White Dude" because of his light skin.
A police spokesman said Perez had a lengthy arrest record, including juvenile offenses and adult arrests for carrying a concealed weapon, burglary and battery. He served short jail terms for some of the adult offenses. His longest sentence was 180 days for tampering with a vehicle.
Over the weekend, with police following up scores of telephone tips on Perez's whereabouts, the suspect apparently was never far from the murder scene.
Acting Sunday morning on a tip that Perez was in a first-floor room of the Lucky 7, police staked out the motel. A woman whom police declined to identify was in the room with Perez and surrendered to officers without incident.
Around 10:45 a.m., Perez opened the door and fired at least two shots at six uniformed officers standing in the parking lot, but hit none of them, police said. An officer fired a single shotgun round and Perez retreated into the ground-floor room, Chief Willie L. Williams said during a news conference at Parker Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
Over the next two hours, Perez became increasingly agitated, reportedly telling police negotiators that he would kill more officers and commit suicide rather than surrender.
"It was not the most lucid of conversations," Williams told reporters.
At one point during the standoff, Perez yelled out that he had "'nothing to lose and will kill any police officer he sees,"' LAPD Capt. Bruce Hagerty said as he stood outside the motel before Perez was shot. "He made it very clear that he did not intend to come out."
After Perez's first volley of shots, police brought in a virtual army of officers and equipment for a possible storming of the motel room. Police helicopters buzzed overhead. Authorities cordoned off an six-square-block section of the Hollywood neighborhood--a mixture of seedy motels with a reputation for prostitution and drug trade, and congenial residential side streets where many immigrants from Latin America and Armenia have settled.