Man Fires on Police Helicopter Danny Lopez, 18, jailed on suspicion of attempted murder By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 25, 2011 10:20 AM CDT 9 comments Comments A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter, but not the one that Danny Lopez shot at. (Getty Images) (Newser) – An 18-year-old fired on a police helicopter in LA yesterday morning, forcing it to make an emergency landing after a shot apparently ruptured its fuel tank, causing it to leak. Danny Lopez was allegedly shooting from his yard with a semi-automatic rifle when family members tackled him, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder. No motive was given, but a detective says Lopez "was upset about a friend or family member who passed away." The helicopter had been responding to a report of gunshots in Van Nuys. Tipsters reported a second gunman, prompting police to evacuate a nearby apartment building and conduct an hours-long search of the neighborhood, but no second suspect was found. One nearby resident noted her shock at hearing the gunfire: "On Easter too! That's the day you're supposed to relax and chill and behave."