The victims or deceased names are: Jose Bolanos, Mark Diggs, and an unidentified 52-year-old individual. : “Suspect Arrested in Connection with Four Recent Deaths in Los Angeles”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Suspect Arrested in Connection with Recent Deaths in Los Angeles

Los Angeles police have made a significant breakthrough in their investigation into a series of deaths, announcing the arrest of a suspect connected to four killings. Police Chief Michel Moore revealed on Saturday that Jerrid Joseph Powell was apprehended by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for the murder of three homeless men in the past week, as well as an additional killing during a home robbery in San Dimas, California.

Powell came under suspicion after law enforcement discovered a firearm in his vehicle at the time of his arrest for the San Dimas shooting, according to the Associated Press. The 42-year-old suspect was taken into custody by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Thursday for investigation into the shooting death of a man. The LAPD HQ acknowledged the successful collaboration between multiple agencies and the utilization of technology in apprehending the alleged murderer, without providing further details.

The fatal shootings of the three men occurred during the early morning hours at the end of November, while the victims were either sleeping or preparing to retire for the night. The victims have been identified as Jose Bolanos, 37, who was found dead in an alley on November 26; Mark Diggs, 62, who was shot and killed while pushing a shopping cart on November 27; and an unidentified 52-year-old man, who was fatally shot on November 29. The LAPD initially released a statement seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and determining if the three shootings were connected to the San Dimas incident.

In a press conference on Saturday, Chief Moore expressed his gratitude that the suspect is no longer a threat to the community. He also emphasized that the LAPD is fully committed to bringing justice to the victims and thanked their city partners for their collaboration in ensuring the safety of the vulnerable homeless population.

To enhance public safety, the police issued a community bulletin advising individuals to seek refuge in shelters, transitional homes, or with friends and family. They also cautioned against venturing into isolated areas, especially during nighttime, and encouraged people to stay in well-lit and populated areas.

Jerrid Joseph Powell is scheduled to appear in court on Monday and is currently being held on $2 million bail. The arrest of the suspect brings hope to a city that has been grappling with a series of violent incidents, providing closure to the families of the victims and a renewed sense of security to the community.

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