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Lake Balboa Man Charged with Shooting Sister-in-Law, Police Pursuit on 405 Freeway

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jan 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Lake Balboa man who led police on a pursuit that ended on the 405 Freeway was charged today with shooting his sister-in-law the day before, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Marcos Tulio Flores, akas Beast and Hyper, (dob 5/25/84) faces one count each of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, criminal threats, fleeing a pursuing peace officer's motor vehicle while driving recklessly, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharge of firearm with gross negligence and two counts of assault with a firearm.

Deputy District Attorneys Todd Zink and Ranna Jahanshahi are assigned to case LA085151.

Flores is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

The criminal complaint includes allegations that the defendant used a handgun and inflicted great bodily injury on his 36-year-old sister-in-law.

Flores allegedly shot his estranged wife's sister and threatened his family with a gun at their Van Nuys residence on Jan. 8, the prosecutors said.

The following evening, police allegedly spotted the defendant who refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit for more than an hour, the prosecutors added. During the pursuit, Flores is charged with shooting his gun. The defendant was stopped and arrested on the 405 Freeway in Westwood.

Flores faces a possible maximum sentence of 74 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. The prosecutors will request bail be set at more than $2.3 million.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Division.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case LA085151 / January 12, 2017

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