LAPD describes finding teen accused of killing 2 in Peoria smoke shopPosted: Updated:
PEORIA, Ariz. -- In skid row in Los Angeles people live on the streets and get by without much.
“A lot of people come in the skid row area to buy drugs and sell drugs,” said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon.
He said his officer spotted someone who didn't quite fit in there last week.
“A large part of the population especially during the day in skid row is black, age range of 30 to 60 so he did stand out,” Vernon said.
The next day the Peoria Police Department sent a BOLO or "be on lookout" flyer for Tyson Langley, 15.
The teen is accused of shooting three people, killing two of them at a smoke shop in Peoria.
The LAPD officer remembered the baby-faced teen and went back to find him.
“They ended up arresting him at gunpoint and he had one or two satchels with him,” Vernon said.
Officers made a discovery inside Langley’s bags.
“The one next to him may have had the gun in it and I think some narcotics, marijuana and some other things,” Vernon said.
That gun is being processed for fingerprints and DNA.
A Peoria police spokesperson said a ballistic test is next. The results are weeks away.
Langley possibly took a Greyhound bus to L.A.
The teen was driven back to Arizona from Los Angeles last week.
It's still a mystery why the teen chose California.
“We see a lot of people come into the skid row area and make a transit to Hollywood,” Vernon said.
Langley was caught within miles of the movie making town of Hollywood, for a true horror story here.