Homeowner confronts, shoots intruder at Valley Village home

A homeowner in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Valley Village confronted an intruder, opening fire on the suspect. 

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a home in the 11600 block of Addison Street Monday around 3 p.m. after receiving calls of an assault with a deadly weapon and shooting

Investigators say two to three suspects broke into a home and got into a physical altercation with the owner, who was the only one home at the time. One of the suspects pepper sprayed the homeowner after he armed himself with a semi-automatic handgun. The homeowner then fired several rounds, hitting one of the suspects.  


That suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Chucks Chukwudi, was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The homeowner was also injured in the altercation and taken to the hospital. 

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the second suspect fled in a waiting vehicle.

Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood as they searched for the remaining suspects. As of Tuesday afternoon, no other suspects were located or arrested. 

Police believe the suspects are involved in additional burglaries in North Hollywood

Chukwudi has an extensive criminal record for burglary, robbery, and firearm possession. He was recently on probation. 

Officers in North Hollywood will be conducting extra patrol in the area following this incident.

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According to LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz, burglaries have increased across the city of LA. 

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood Detectives at 818-754-8410. You can remain anonymous by calling L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org