Transcript for Desert Manhunt for Suspect after a String of Violent Crimes in California
the manhunt under way at this hour in California. A string of violent crimes a kidnapping, a murder. S.w.a.t. Teams on the scene. More Nan 100 officers scouring a five-mile area for clues. And police warn the suspect is not afraid of another shoot out. Warning neighbors to stay in their home. Here is kayna Whitworth. Reporter: He is armed and extremely dangerous and has alluded the law for a week already. Holding three men captive at gun point. A white male, 30 to 35. Long brown hair and blue kis and wearing military style clothing. Authorities say they caught up with him in a mobile home and the suspect fired at them. Wounding one officer and grazing another. We know that he is able to engage law enforcement. Reporter: And now, he is gone in triple desert heat of the mojave desert. Law enforcement in camouflage have to move slowly in the desert. This search area is so rule and mountainous the sheriff's department had to bring in atvs. And it used to be an old mining area. There are plenty of places for him to hide. Residents in the area on lock down and schools on caution. The public warned Flot to approach him. Call 911. Ka that Whitworth. Kayna, thank you. Tonight, a former police
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