VAN NUYS, Calif. (FOX 11) - A civilian Los Angeles Police Department employee was charged on Friday for allegedly killing his wife and 13-year-old son at their Van Nuys home the day after Christmas, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced.
Viktor Yuryevich Glukhovskiy, 44, who works in the LAPD Security Services Division, has been charged with two counts of capital murder. The charges include the special circumstance allegations of
multiple murders, murder while lying in wait and murder for financial gain — making him eligible for the death penalty.
Investigators believe that Glukhovskiy killed his wife, Nataliya, and the couple's teenage son, Alexandr, in their apartment located in the 13800 block of Oxnard Street on Dec. 26, 2018.
The criminal complaint alleges a shotgun was used in the murders.
Glukhovskiy initially told police that he arrived home to find his wife and son dead, authorities said.
LAPD released the following statement following the arrest:
"This horrific loss of life is incredibly disturbing, and the fact that the accused is a civilian employee of the LAPD makes it even more troubling. No individual is above the law and this Department will work feverishly to bring anyone who commits such a violent act to justice."
He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in a Downtown Los Angeles courtroom.
Glukhovskiy remains in police custody on a $2 million bond. If convicted as charged, Glukhovskiy faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or death. A decision will be made at a later date on whether to seek the death penalty, according to the District Attorney's Office.
The case remains under investigation by LAPD. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Santillan or Detective Stearns, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6875 or (213) 486-6906.