A person accused of fatally capturing a great Samaritan who confronted him after a automobile break-in in Covina final week was charged Monday with homicide, authorities mentioned.
Trevor Howard Thompson, a 34-year-old Glendora resident, additionally faces one depend every of tried homicide, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, tried carjacking, second-degree housebreaking of car, resisting an govt officer, vandalism and possession of a firearm by a felon, in accordance with the Los Angeles County district lawyer’s workplace.
Thompson was arrested Wednesday after an hours-long standoff with Covina police within the 5100 block of Bonnie Cove Avenue, authorities mentioned. He fled into an condominium advanced and refused to give up for practically 4 hours, in accordance with the Covina Police Division. He finally climbed out of a patio space and tried to flee on foot.
Officers fired less-lethal rounds to subdue Thompson and arrested him, police mentioned. They recovered a handgun, which the district lawyer’s workplace recognized as a Colt .45.
The killing was a part of a sequence of violent crimes Dec. 21 that police attribute to Thompson.
That night time, a gaggle of residents together with Joey Manuel Casias confronted Thompson after he reportedly broke right into a parked BMW, prosecutors mentioned. Police mentioned he additionally tried to carjack an individual and attacked one other man, then opened hearth, fatally wounding 38-year-old Casias.
“That is an particularly heartbreaking incident since Mr. Casias was merely appearing as a great Samaritan,” mentioned Dist. Atty. George Gascón. “As we search to make sure accountability, we additionally will make each potential service obtainable to the victims and their households.”
Thompson remained in custody Monday night time with bail set at $5.2 million, Covina police mentioned.
He was scheduled for arraignment Monday at L.A. County Superior Courtroom in Pomona, however the listening to was continued to Tuesday, prosecutors mentioned.
Additional data on the case was not obtainable Monday night time.