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Navy SEAL Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Man By Santa Monica Pier

Theo Andrew Krah (Courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department)
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Theo Andrew Krah, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found with stab wounds a half-mile away from the Santa Monica Pier, reports the L.A. Times. On Saturday, Santa Monica police got a report around 4 p.m. that a fight had broken out between two men on the pier. When they arrived at the scene, they found the 28-year-old Krah and the victim engaged in the fight. Officers broke it up and no arrests were made. Investigators believe that the two did not know each other, according to CBS 2.

An hour later, the vicim was found at the 1300 block of 5th Street, less than a mile away from the pier. He was suffering from stab wounds and head trauma, and later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Investigators, upon discovering that the victim had been in a fight with Krah earlier, arrested Krah on Monday in the San Diego area, according to the Santa Monica Observer. Krah was then booked for homicide at the Santa Monica Police Department, with his bail set at $2 million.

Zach Keating, a Navy spokesman, told the Times that Krah was a petty officer 2nd class assigned to a West Coast-based special warfare unit. He added that Krah had enlisted in 2012, and was given a Korean Defense Service medal for his service in South Korea.