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By Christian Kennedy.
t's just two days before the one month anniversary of 'Murder House', and by and large this shocking chapter in Los Santos history has already been relegated out of the collective memory of the populace - out of sight, out of mind. Outside of the law enforcement community, this event has been largely forgotten - and that in itself is a disservice. It cannot be understated just how much 'Murder House' foreshadows - both for Los Santos and possibly for the United States of America.Deputies on guard outside 'Murder House' on December 12th, 2012
On a cold December night, a patrol unit of the Los Santos Police Department spotted a black Sultan driving recklessly throughout East Los Santos. The officer and his partner attempted to initiate a traffic stop but were met with a hail of automatic gunfire from the vehicle. Pinned down and outgunned, the two police officers took cover behind their vehicle and radioed in for immediate backup. Both officers were miraculously left uninjured. The Sultan sped away from the scene and the next few hours would be defined by burnt rubber, spent ammo casings, and the continuous drum of gunfire. It would be a very long night.The foreboding hallway of 'Murder House' dotted with smoke and fire traps
Every law enforcement agency in the city of Los Santos was put on full alert. The streets were illuminated with the glow of red and blue police lights as officers of both the LSPD and SASD flooded the streets to search for the felons. It would be only ten minutes before a police helicopter spotted the Sultan in Las Colinas. Dozens of police officers from both police agencies quickly responded - the chase was on. Gunfire was exchanged between police and the suspects in the ensuing high speed chase. The suspects were soon determined to be armed with a multitude of high powered assault rifles and handguns. Tactical teams were put on standby.
Seemingly on a pre-determined route, the Sultan lead police down the East Beach highway and into a small street nestled between East Beach and East Los Santos. Quickly exiting their vehicle, the men, numbering three, sprinted to a house and took cover inside. The police surrounded the structure and evacuated the entire neighborhood as both sides hunkered down for a very long standoff. The worst was yet to come.A cage discovered inside the structure is believed to have been in use
With the neighborhood evacuated and all attempts at negotiation met with silence, tactical teams from both departments were given the green light to breach the house. The door was reinforced with concrete, so C2 charges were purportedly needed to break through. Upon entering, tactical teams were met with a menagerie of deadly traps and even deadlier gunfire.
There were ten doors that lead through a single long hallway. Throughout that hallway, blinding white smoke permeated from smoke machines and fire torches littered the entryways - both intended to delay, injure, or kill. The police soon realized that every move was being watched, as evidenced by the dozens of cameras situated throughout the house. Tactical teams progressed through the hallway, disabling traps and cameras alike as they made their way through the structure. Finally, they encountered a stairwell. Upon approaching the stairs, they were met with gunfire from the suspects. Police returned fire and the suspects were forced to flee to the very end of the top floor, where a control room of sorts was situated. They halted the police advance with a mounted machine gun turret, embedded at the entrance of the control room.Police officers remove one of the dying suspects from the structure; injured suspect blurred for decency
The machine gun was disabled by police and two suspects were killed in the ensuing gunfight. The sole surviving suspect was taken into custody by police and had nothing more to say other than a slew of obscenities. Upon further investigation of the house, a room with a makeshift 'jail cell' was discovered and evidence indicated that the cell had been in use recently. A cache of armored vests, weaponry, ammunition, and explosives were discovered. One police officer was shot, but he has since fully recovered. Both police agencies worked in tandem to bring these evil men down and if it wasn't for their professional response, many lives could've been lost.
Police officials believe that this scenario was entirely planned beforehand. It's understood that the three men deliberately attracted police attention and then lead them along a pre-determined route to their fortified hideout, the ultimate goal being to kill as many first responders as possible. This disheartening discovery begs two very important questions: why and how?
Why would three adult men decide to do this? How did they manage to gather and construct their armaments without any attention from the authorities? Did nobody bother to inform the police? These questions have yet to be answered, but given the recent tragedies at Aurora and Sandy Hook, it's clear that these brazen acts of violence are becoming commonplace.
Is this what has become of our society?[/center]