SANTA FE SPRINGS — A man who allegedly threatened and pointed a gun at a relative was found hiding in a shed Friday night, police said.
Authorities also recovered a MAC-10 automatic pistol and a machete he allegedly left behind.
Whittier police officers were called to the 11000 block of Charlesworth Road in Santa Fe Springs at about 5:30 pm on a family disturbance with an armed suspect.
Sgt. Sam Reed said the man went to the home to talk to family and allegedly threatened them.
Police closed off the surrounding area and called for the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau which is the department’s SWAT.
Deputies cleared the house and saw the man in the backyard, Reed said. The man ran.
Reed said the MAC-10 was found in the house and the machete in the backyard.
The culprit was tracked down several hours later. A sheriff’s dog helped take him into custody and bit him.
Charles Gomez, 48 of Santa Fe Springs was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Reed said Gomez was taken to a hospital to be treated for the dog bites.
– Ruby Gonzales