STUDIO CITY—On January 5, the Los Angeles Police Department sent out an updated press release announcing the arrest of two males, both from Los Angeles.

LAPD Confiscated Weapons

The following came directly from the latest LAPD press release.

“On January 4, 2023, the LAPD/ATF Gun Violence Reduction Task Force conducted a search warrant service at the suspects’ residence located in the 4000 block of Sunswept Drive in Studio City. During the search, investigators located several assault rifles, handguns, and 3 firearm suppressors, high-capacity magazines, assault rifle building parts/components, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.”

Deavonte Kimble, 30 was booked for California Penal Code 245(a)(2) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His booking # 6529331.  The bail amount has been set at $310,000.00, however, bail has been revoked due to the suspect’s parole status. The suspect is a resident of North Valley Correctional Facility.  He has a court date scheduled for January 9, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. at Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Max Lord, 31-year-old male, was booked for California Penal Code 30605, Possession of Assault Rifles under booking # 6529339. Bail has been set at $35,000.00. The suspect was booked into the inmate information canter, Pacific Division.  His court date is scheduled for January 25, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. at the Van Nuys Municipal Court

On Wednesday, January 4, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department served a search warrant to a homeowner in the 4000 block of Sunswept Drive. The Special Weapons and Tactics Team responded to assist police
after the people inside barricaded themselves in an hours-long stand-off.

One individual barricaded himself on the roof, refusing to come down. The SWAT team assisted by coaxing the man down from the roof, and he was arrested without further incident.

Officers used a specific sort of gas to evacuate the occupants inside the home. According to an unnamed witness, the homeowner is a well-known music producer.

According to Detective Meghan Aguilar of the LAPD, “They [the police] were there to serve a search warrant on a residence and to look for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect who they believed to be at the residence. There is one male that came out. He does reside there. He is not the ADW suspect but is being detained pending the service of the search warrant.”