The hunt for one of AMW's Dirty Dozen came to an abrupt end in a strip mall in the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte, Calif. on Dec. 23, 2008.
It's there that former child star turned fugitive Mark Everett made his last stand hours after police received a call about a suspicious man with a child.
The FBI tells AMW that the first call came in around 3 p.m.
A short time later, cops arrived at a shopping center at 3580 Santa Anita Ave. to conduct a welfare check.
Both police and witnesses say they saw a man holding a gun and dragging a boy into a Mexican eatery then a Chinese restaurant.
Investigators say that Everett was barely recognizable -- looking thin and gaunt, with salt and pepper hair.
The FBI reports that, Everett, dressed in a bomber jacket and armed with a revolver and another handgun, barricaded himself in the restaurant bathroom with his son, 7-year-old Benjamin.
Investigators say that Everett seemed to be lucid at times but also made threats that he may harm Benjamin.
The hostage standoff lasted two hours before police tossed in a flash-bang grenade in an attempt to rescue Benjamin and arrest Everett.
When a crisis team attempted to enter the bathroom, shots were exchanged, injuring young Benjamin and killing Everett.
Authorities carried Benjamin out of the restaurant and rushed him to a nearby hospital.
The FBI says that the 7-year-old is recuperating and has been reunited with his maternal grandmother in time for Christmas.
Investigators say that the boy looked to have multiple scrapes and may not have been living in the best conditions for the last few years.
The Everetts' prior locations have not been ascertained just yet, authorities say.
Meanwhile, the FBI says that Everett's mother, Elizabeth Velasco, has not been located.
Velasco disappeared with her son after the 2004 murder of Stephanie Spears, Benjamin's mother.