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: Hundreds Attended Procession Carrying Remains Of 20-Year-Old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Killed In Kabul, To Riverside Mortuary
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: Crews Make Progress On Emigrant Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area
Danny Lopez, 18, was shooting a firearm because he was distraught over the death of a friend, according to police.
Lopez was tackled by his family and subsequently arrested for attempted murder of a police officer.MORE NEWS: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
No one was injured.