Two brothers arrested in connection with 405 Freeway shooting in Van Nuys
Two Lancaster men were arrested this week in connection with a shooting on the northbound 405 Freeway that injured another person, authorities said.
The suspects, 24-year-old Elijah Allen Green and 18-year-old Jaiden Allen Green, were arrested Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The men are brothers, CHP official Weston Haver said.
Officers responded to a report of car-to-car shooting on the northbound 405 freeway just north of Victory Boulevard around 3:24 p.m. Monday.
Before officers arrived, the suspects fled the scene in their vehicle and the victim drove to a hospital, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the CHP said.
Investigators said the suspects robbed the victim on city streets before driving off, and that the victim followed them onto the freeway, where their vehicles collided with each other.
“Immediately after the accident, a passenger in the suspect vehicle fired a gun at the victim’s vehicle, hitting the victim with one shot,” the CHP said. “Witnesses to the shooting and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department were able to provide information that aided investigators from the CHP West Valley Area and detectives from the CHP Investigative Services Unit in this robbery and attempted homicide investigation.”
On Tuesday, CHP detectives issued search warrants at two Lancaster locations and arrested the two suspects. Investigators also found illegal firearms, authorities said.
Both brothers have been charged with suspected robbery and attempted murder, according to the Highway Patrol. Jaiden Green was also charged on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.
Elijah Green was being held on $1 million bail, prison records show. Jaiden Green was being held on $750,000 bail.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact CHP’s West Valley Area office at (818) 888-0980.