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Man charged in SFV dragnet

Posted: August 24, 2011 6:23 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 2011 6:23 p.m.

The suspect in a Chatsworth double killing who was shot and captured by police following a lengthy dragnet now faces multiple firearm charges, prosecutors announced today.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Brent Darrin Zubek, 43, a former Santa Clarita Valley resident, with six counts of assault with a firearm on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a loaded and stolen firearm.

The charges stem from a shoot-out with police officers.
Zubek, who was being followed by surveillance officers, turned abruptly and fired at them outside an Encino supermarket on Sunday. The suspect got away but a manhunt followed, and Zubek was found early Monday following a lengthy search.

Police began looking for Zubek after the decomposing bodies of a Chatsworth couple were found Aug. 12 in a trash bin outside the home the three shared.

Zubek was shot in the hip, then taken to a hospital for treatment.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they were not charging him with murder because their investigation is ongoing into to the discovery of bodies found dumped in Chatsworth.

Zubek is a former Canyon Country resident who was part of the "Hole in the Wall" gang that robbed five Southern California banks in 1991, according to a Signal article from Nov. 25, 1992.

If convicted on all charges filed today, Zubek faces multiple life terms in prison.





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