HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Tuesday, December 29, the man suspected of killing 27-year-old father of two Henry Estrada in Hollywood Hills was shot and killed by police after a long standoff in a home located on the 3500 block of Strang Avenue in Rosemead.
The suspect, who has been identified by authorities as 28-year-old Tien Hua, barricaded himself in the home which the Los Angeles Times reported as belonging to Hua’s parents, when police arrived to try to serve arrest and search warrants. Hua was believed to be alone inside the home.
Neighboring homes were evacuated, while SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were called to the scene just before 4 p.m. Officers deployed tear gas at around 8 p.m., but entered the home after the suspect would not come outside.
“After that, the SWAT members went inside the house and that’s when an officer-involved shooting occurred with the suspect,” LAPD Sergeant Marlon Marrache told KTLA.
The six-hour standoff ended around 9 p.m. when Hua was shot and killed by police as a coroner was called to the scene, ABC 7 reported.
According to a LAPD press release, Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call around 8:30 p.m. of a “shooting [that] just occurred” in the 2000 block of Sycamore on Sunday, December 27 in the Hollywood Hills. Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Estrada was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
LAPD Lt. John Radtke told KTLA that Estrada was running away from the gunman on Camrose Drive before he was shot to death.
The extent of the relationship between Hua and Estrada is not known, nor is a motive for the murder. Estrada’s sister has set up a GoFundMe page to help support funeral expenses.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.