STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Police say they’ve captured the murder suspect loose in Studio City after an extensive search.

Carpenter Community Charter School and nearby Bridges Academy were locked down while authorities searched for the suspect in the area near Laurel Canyon and Maxwellton. The Country School in Valley Village was also locked down.

Officer Bruce Borihanh says an officer on patrol spotted a man who was wanted in connection with a killing just before 11 a.m. Friday. The man fled and police began hunting for him.

(credit: LAPD)

The suspect, Luis Solano, a suspected gang member, was wanted for the November 2010 murder of Pedro Mendoza in North Hollywood. A second suspect in this homicide is in custody, along with the sawed-off shotgun believed to have been used in the crime.

Solano will be taken to the LAPD’s North Hollywood station to be questioned, an LAPD lieutenant told KCAL 9’s Randy Paige.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard, which was shut down north of Ventura Boulevard as part of the search, has been reopened.

The FBI assisted the Los Angeles police in the search.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports.

Comments (52)
  1. Sarah says:

    We’re told the kids are all safe inside. The correct name of the school is Carpenter Community Charter

  2. So should I leave the house?? says:

    CBS is so vague. Is there at least a DESCRIPTION of the suspect? ANYTHING?? I live in the area and if I leave the house how do I know if he/she’s not standing next to me somewhere?? And whom did the suspect allegedly murder? This is vague, and being vague can incite more panic.

    1. Really says:

      Male suspect…Luis Solano.

      1. So should I leave the house?? says:

        Thanks — when I first made the post, there was no info at all, other than the school was locked down.

  3. Rhonda says:

    This is a a cluster %**%#. All cars have been pushed onto neighborhood streets with no exit. LAPD at it’s best.

    1. ragan says:

      doing the best they can…come on….

    2. Really says:

      Why don’t you be happy they took an alleged murderer off of the streets? Always about you, you, you…

    3. B says:

      If it was your relative who was murdered by the suspect LAPD was looking for; would you care about traffic being messed up ? No I didn’t think so. Get a life.

  4. Frank says:

    Great coverage particularly Mike Case’s insights on the situation. However you tell parents to not go to the area & then you put them on TV…contradictory isn’t it?

  5. vons says:

    Here at work. Support your local vons!

    1. Ralph says:

      Vons suck. You guys sell expired stuff and you recycle meat products…GROSS!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bridges Academy across the street is also safely locked down. All is well

  7. assdan says:

    KCAL sucks

  8. Rachel says:

    There is a photo and more information on KTLA’s website.

  9. Judy says:

    Guys the area they were searching just now is the post office. Not the apartments next door.

  10. J says:

    I’m in the Apartment complex! Police and dogs are searching. Residents remain inside. Doors locked. (how do I upload)

  11. Really says:

    Luis Solano is the suspect.

  12. Mumbly Dave says:

    news: a report of a recent event; intelligence; information

    KCAL: pictures of pigs standing around, a dog drinking water, a nice aerial view of some buildings, and speculation.

    Polar opposites.

  13. anonymous says:

    i know this guy i went to school with him

    1. Really says:

      Another violent criminal off of the streets! Great job!

  14. natasha says:

    i go to bridges! im in lockdown right now.

    1. Elinor says:

      NATASHA are you looking at ALL the news sites……….its ok so am i

  15. nomi says:

    better check home boys immigration status

    1. TT says:

      hope they do – b4 we hafta pay the bill. Better yet – if someone comes here n breaks the law – let the country they came from “foot the bill ” not our tax dollars.

      1. altruismo says:

        Whoa Capt. Speculation! All you know is the guy is latino. Too much jon and ken is bad for the soul.

    2. Really says:

      They will…once a crime has been committed. The problem is not knowing who is here before had; however, I will be willing to bet this guy was born and raised right here in L.A.

      1. TT says:

        You know im the first one to support families n people just trying to live, have a life and get along – its hard enough these days, for the people that play by the rules so to speak … but to have to deal with a criminal element in our country where certain individuals are “guests” invited or uninvited,,, its just not fair that the people that actually live here have to tolerate it and pay for it (taxes, the economy etc) when they dont abide by the same laws we have to.

  16. drozone69 says:

    I thought only a prison is capable of bieng locked down.Just goes to show that the inmates attend school,regardless if public or private.when the warden feels it necessary he will lift the lockdown.Until then shut-up and wait far away in line you ignorant parents.We know what is best for our child,not you.

    1. Carri says:

      ???? Really? You are going to turn a school lock down into political commentary? Schools lock down at the order of the police and entirely for the safety of the students. They lift the lock down when the police tell them. Prison? Warden? Ignorant parents? Maybe a safety measure. Do you have any knowledge of school lock downs, any personal experience? They are held in an organized fashion with well trained personell. They ask parents not to come, or “wait in line” so situations don’t become emotional and chaotic. Did you not read the part about the guy being a murderer?

      1. rick says:

        carri i have had personal exp with a school lock down and your so far from accuate they are NEVER well organized and as for well trained personel? get real when was a school teacher or admin ever trained in security measures like that CALL THE PARENTS AND GET THE KIDS OUT OF THERE locking them down mearly makes a captive audiance where if the bad guy storms the school he/she would have a crud load of hostages at the very least get the kids on school bus’s and out of the area THAT IS HOW YOU KEEP THEM SAFE

  17. ILLEGALS says:

    Homeboy will get Food/Housing/Healthcare & eventually Welfare & Medi-Cal once out of prison.

    1. Really says:

      What are you talking about? The problem is not going to be when he gets out of prison. If he’s found guilty, he’s probably going to do life if premeditated. We’ll be still be paying for his living so to speak. You’re close, but no cigar.

  18. Jinx says:

    dude looks like a murdered…good job LAPD for getting him off the streets….

  19. Jinx says:

    I meant murderer*

    1. Really says:

      I hear you. Dude eyes look souless.

      1. of course says:

        He is probably an anchor baby. I have been doing studies on these ‘fine citizens’ and their lack of self esteem. I am not saying this to be racist, but look at WHY they were born. Just so their parents can sponge off of American citizens? It kills self esteem, and leeds them to this kind of life. Honestly, they anchor baby thing has to stop. I have had deep discussions both with the parents of anchor babies, and the anchor babies (adults) themselves and it is very traumatic for them. Many are not raised being taught right from wrong. They are only a meal ticket and resort to crime because they dont know any better.

      2. altruismo says:

        again with the unwarranted assumptions! “probably an anchor baby?” “WHY were they born?” what does that even mean? ps – anytime someone says “im not saying this to be racist…” you can guarantee they are about to say something ignorant. I would love to read your “studies” too, where are they published?

  20. Woof Woof says:

    Police said K-9 was able to sniff out the suspect. They said dogs have an acute sense to sniff out people in fear.

    Dude should’ve thought about Poosey or strip clubs while he was running & hiding.

    Studio City, dogs either sniffed out he fear or the beans in him..

  21. Todd says:

    Latin gang member wanted for murder? No way! Isn’t he supposed to be one of those hard- working people who just came here for a better life? I am SO TIRED of these low-life roaches.

  22. Bill says:

    Another Low Life Mexican! Theae azteca savages continue to make names for themselves in our Southland! They also probably could have located him in the Left field Pavillion at Dodger Stadium.

  23. la migra says:

    LAPD – 2 Lowlife – jailed!!

  24. kk says:

    First off he isn’t a mexican! Second of all yea he doesn’t have papers! But he was raised here in LA north hollywood area I personally know him for years good kid gone the wrong path.

  25. El says:

    ugh they ALWAYS forget my school Bridges Academy it was in lock down today as well. i chose today to stay home sick i missed all the action….:( oh well

  26. Elinor says:

    you know what i think i think if the dogs were searching for people who were scared woudent that also be the people in lockdown i would be scared if my school got locked down cause of a murderer…….i go to bridges academy but was home sick

  27. blandul ben says:

    Nepoata mea este la Carpenter .

  28. hunkie boy says:

    where were all his mexican cousins, they always protect them from the police.

  29. caleb goldfarb says:

    Filthy communist latino pig

  30. M says:

    all of you white washed americans shut the hell up.. Hes innocent with a good heart. you guys are all racists .. Many years knowing him and I love him so much ..

    1. Jeff says:

      You shut the hell up. “White washed”?? Bwhahahaha! This is America, if you don’t like white then get the hell out. I hope you know your friend will be sodomized for the rest of his years. I hope his pain is almost as bad as the pain he’ll feel once God judges him. And for you to love a murderer is a very telling trait of your character. Now go back to the hole you came from, or jump off a bridge.

    2. Matt says:

      If you don’t like “white washed” americans then go back to your country. Your people are turning beautiful America into a dump. Please please do go back so we don’t have to give you and your family any more free health care, money or education. You won’t be missed.

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