ANAHEIM — A man wanted for gunning down a 31-year-old Norwalk resident was in custody Thursday following his capture in Anaheim, after he barricaded himself inside an apartment building before surrendering.

Andrew Ramos, 28, of Norwalk was arrested Wednesday night and booked on suspicion of the Jan. 2 murder of Jimmy De Leon Hernandez, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Homicide investigators received a tip Ramos was staying in an apartment in the 1200 block of La Palma Avenue in Anaheim.

Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said several people fled the apartment when authorities arrived, but the suspect stayed inside. As police and sheriff's deputies prepared for a SWAT response the suspect emerged at about 6 p.m. and was arrested without further incident, Dunn said.

The motive for the slaying, which occurred at about 4 a.m. in the 14000 block of Gard Avenue in Norwalk, remains under investigation, Sheriff's officials said.

Ramos, who is being held without bail, is expected to be formally charged at his arraignment this afternoon Friday.



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