Last updated at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A 43-year-old man suspected of killing two people in Chatsworth and later opening fire on police during a shootout in Encino has been charged with eight felony counts, including assault with a firearm on a peace officer.
Brent Zubek is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 24, in San Fernando Superior Court. Prosecutors have not yet filed any murder charges, citing an ongoing investigation into the discovery of the two bodies.
Zubek was captured on an Encino rooftop near Monday morning, with a gun beside him.
He was shot in the hip by police and taken in an ambulance bound for Northridge Hospital, said Officer Gary Shanahan of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Station. Zubek was taken into custody in Van Nuys.
More than 100 officers, including a SWAT team and K9 dogs, were involved in the hunt Sunday night and early Monday morning.
A perimeter was set up near Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino after detectives spotted the suspect near a Ralphs supermarket on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Vik Walia from the West Valley Station told Patch.
Shanahan said a SWAT team and officers with police dogs began a systematic search of the area at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday. Walia said the suspect may have been wearing a wig when he fired shots at the officers and fled the scene. No officers were hurt in the ordeal, according to police.
Police advised residents to stay in their homes while the search was under way.
- VIDEO: Exclusive on-the-scene report of the capture of Brent D. Zubek.
- VIDEO: LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva explains the capture of the double murder suspect.
Zubek was wanted in connection with the slayings of a man and woman found dead Aug. 12 in a trash bin at a Lassen Street home in Chatsworth.
Police believe the crime occurred about five to six weeks ago, according to LAPD Cmdr. Jim Cansler. Police received information "during the first week of August" about a potential homicide in Chatsworth and discovered the victims after serving a search warrant at the location, according to LAPD Capt. Kris Pitcher, the Devonshire Division's new commanding officer.
Zubek’s connection to the man and woman has not been made clear by authorities. But they did say Zubek once lived with the couple as a renter.
While the search was under way, firefighters doused flames in "at least two rooms'' of the home at 20400 block of Lassen Street around 3 a.m., said Sgt. Jace Kessler of the Devonshire Station.
The fires broke out at about 2:50 a.m. Monday and caused "substantial damage'' to the home, Kessler said. Police and fire officials are trying to determine how the fire is linked to the incident.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander announced Friday a $75,000 reward for information leading to Zubek's arrest and conviction.
Englander called the killings a "heinous, vicious crime.''
Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley detectives at 818-374-7611. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
City News Service contributed to this report.