VAN NUYS (CBS) — A teenager is in custody for allegedly shooting an LAPD helicopter on Easter Sunday.
The chopper was hit early Sunday morning as it flew over Saticoy Street and Densmore Avenue near the 405 Freeway.READ MORE: Actor Ricky Schroder Argues With Costco Employee About Mask Confusion
KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports that police were initially called to the area when neighbors heard gunfire.
The pilot managed to land the crippled chopper at Van Nuys Airport.READ MORE: Pursuit And Standoff Ends In Riverside With One Suspect Under Arrest
Danny Lopez, 18, was shooting a firearm because he was distraught over the death of a friend, according to police.
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No one was injured.