Police probing death in LA find 1,200 guns, 2 tons ammo
An extraordinarily large arsenal has been uncovered in Los Angeles, in the home of a man whose death is under investigation.
Los Angeles — Police investigating the death of a Los Angeles man uncovered an arsenal inside his home — more than 1,200 guns and about two tons of ammunition.
The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that authorities were startled by the cache of pistols, shotguns and rifles. Some were wrapped in boxes, with price tags attached.
It was a "staggering number of guns," LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith told the Times.
"Our truck couldn't carry it all," Smith said. "We had to go back and make another trip."
Police made the discovery after the man's body was found in a car down the street from his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
There were no signs of foul play.
Police have found no evidence the man — who has not been identified — was involved in criminal activity.
Detectives want to find out why he had so many guns and are examining the weapons to determine if they have been linked to any crime.