This comes from reporter Amanda Baumfeld at the scene:
EL MONTE – A man sought in connection with a homicide in El Monte in April has barricaded himself in a house believed to be his own on the 11100 block of Mulhall St., according to officials.
L.A. County Sheriff Lt. Gil Carrillo said the El Monte Police Department and Sheriff’s Homicide had been keeping surveillance on German Palacios when they observed him enter a home believed to be his own.
They attempted to coax him out with no luck and have sent in S.W.A.T. team members to get him out. Officials believe he is alone in the house and don’t know if he is armed, according to Carrillo.
A couple of streets have been blocked off in the surrounding area while curious neighbors stand outside their homes to watch.
Palacios is described as a parolee at large and a person of interest in the death of Jack Edwards Hicks.
Hicks, 35, died after being found inside his home on Cogswell Road from a gunshot wound on April 12.