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Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:20

Michael Green

STUDIO CITY (CNS) - A 27- year-old man suspected of shooting and critically wounding the mother of his two young children in a room at a Studio City hotel has been arrested.

Michael Green, 27, is suspected of shooting the woman on Monday, March 19, at the Sportsmen's Lodge in the 12800 block of Ventura Boulevard, near Coldwater Canyon Avenue, and fleeing with the children, although the children are not considered to have been kidnapped, police said.

He surrendered at nearly 12 hours after the shooting, at what Green said was a cousin's house in the 21700 block of Hart Street, near Owensmouth Avenue, in Canoga Park, said Officer Cleon Joseph, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.

The children, 21-month-old daughter Maaliyah and 6- month-old son Zyler, were OK and their mother was listed as stable on Monday afternoon, Joseph said.

Green was being held at the LAPD's jail in Van Nuys in lieu of $1 million bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking records.

Before police took him away, Green called the shooting "an accident'' and said he took the children because his wife "told me to.''

"I didn't do nothing. The gun went off by accident. I guess they're going to charge me with it anyway,'' he told KCAL9. "How can I kidnap my own kids? ... I'm innocent."

Lt. Alan Hamilton told KCAL9 that Green's cousin would be taken into custody for interfering with an arrest. Exactly what the cousin allegedly did was not immediately clear.

The shooting was reported at 4:50 a.m. Monday, Sgt. Glen McNeil of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Station said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was 'in and out of consciousness' when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, McNeil said.

She was listed in critical but stable condition, said LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes, a department spokeswoman.

Joseph said the woman was shot in the upper torso. According to broadcast reports, she suffered a neck wound.

The woman called 911 to report that she had been shot, Reyes said.

The children were turned over to the county Department of Children and Family Services, police said.

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Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 00:18