Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Police make arrest related to death of Los Angeles City fire fighter

See also

Robbery Homicide detectives arrested suspect Gerhard Becker for his involvement in the death of Los Angeles City Firefighter, Glen Allen, who died as a result of injuries sustained while fighting a fire in the Hollywood Hills on Feb. 16, 2011.

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, just after 7:45 p.m., LAPD robbery homicide detectives with the assistance of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Gerhard Becker, a 48-year-old German national residing in Mallorca, Spain, as he exited a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. Becker was identified as the suspect in the death of Firefighter Glen Allen, who was critically injured while fighting a fire at Becker’s Hollywood Hills residence in the 1500 block of Viewsite Drive. Allen died from his injuries two days later on Feb. 18, 2011. Allen was 61.

The arrest is the result of a year-long, joint investigation between the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) and the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Arson Unit, which also included the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Today, investigators will formally present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. Becker is currently in custody at LAPD’s Metropolitan Detention Center on a No-Bail, probable cause warrant.

----

Browse other recent Los Angeles Legal News Examiner articles.

Find the right lawyer in Los Angeles County.

Get free legal information in California.

Comments

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!