COVINA (CBSLA) — Covina police were in an hours-long standoff with a speculate wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan.
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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Covina Police Department began the standoff at about 4:30 p.m at the corner of Bonnie Cove method and Calora Street. SWAT was on the scene. The speculate, who was identified as 34-year-old Trevor Howard Thompson, sat in an outdoor patio area of an apartment. He refused to surrender to police and fired a round inside the patio.
At around 7:50 p.m., nearly four hours after the standoff first began, Thompson attempted to flee the scene but police apprehended the speculate after using less-than-lethal weapons.
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A observe who called police told CBSLA that the man barricaded in the apartment equaled the description of a car burglar who is suspected of killing a Good Samaritan. Police later confirmed that the man involved in the standoff was the speculate wanted in the death of Joey Casias.
The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night in the 1800 block of Covina Boulevard. According to police, neighbors saw a person allegedly stealing items out of an unlocked car. The neighbors intervened, confronting the person as he ran away. A group of residents then chased and confronted the speculate which is when the alleged car burglar took out a handgun and shot at the group.
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A round hit 38-year-old Casias, killing him. Casias, who worked as a UPS driver, was also a father of three.
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