4 Suspects In Fatal Northridge Shootings To Be Extradited From Las Vegas
The four people who were arrested on Monday in connection with this weekend's fatal shooting of four people just outside an illegal boardinghouse in Northridge agreed not to fight their extradition from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
Ka Pasasouk, 31, of Los Angeles is accused of shooting two men and two women early on Sunday, according to City News Service. Three other people were arrested on suspicion of aiding a felon: Howard Alcantara, 30, of Glendale; Donna Rabulan, 30, of Los Angeles; and Christina Neal, 31, of Los Angeles. Alcantara was also booked on suspicion of robbery.
All four of them were arrested at a hotel and casino near the Las Vegas Strip this week, but it's not clear when they would be brought back to California.
Today the coroner's office also identified the victims in the shooting: Amanda Ghossen, 24, of Monterey Park; Jennifer Kim, 26, of Montebello; Robert Calabia, 34, of Los Angeles; and Teofilo Navales, 49, of Castaic.
Police are keeping tight-lipped about how they connected the suspects to the murder or what the motive might have been, but they insisted that it was not a random shooting.
LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck said at a press conference, "People can be somewhat comforted by the fact that these individuals were all known to each other. This was not a random occurrence. It evolved from a dispute.''
Police say the victims were visiting friends at the house on Devonshire Street that has been described by police and politicians as an illegal boardinghouse. The owner, however, has denied running an illegal boardinghouse and said that the victims didn't know anyone who lived in the home.
There are questions being raised about whether Pasasouk should have been arrested earlier, according to The Los Angeles Daily News.
Pasasouk already had a rap sheet dating back to 2004 that included robbery. He was caught carrying meth earlier this September and served 14 days in jail before being released on probation. After he missed a court hearing on November 14, a judge issued an arrest warrant and ordered his probation revoked. But when Pasasouk showed up late to court, she allowed him to remain free on probation.