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Police Arrest Suspect Linked To The Murder Of His Former Employer In Beverly Crest

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Police arrested a 31-year-old suspect on Sunday in connection with the murder of his former employer in Beverly Crest.

The LAPD received reports around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday from neighbors who heard gunfire. When officers arrived at the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive in Benedict Canyon around 3:57 p.m., they found 28-year-old Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry dead in his home from gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the LAPD. A coworker had found his body.

Eppolito-Autry was a contractor who hired people for construction jobs, but recently let go suspect, Gerson David Sanchez, reported the L.A. Times. The two men had a dispute over money, according to the LAPD statement.

Authorities arrested Sanchez in Lakewood. He is being held on $1 million bail and will be in court for an arraignment on April 15.

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Beverly Crest is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The only other homicide in the neighborhood since 2007, according to the LA Times Homicide Report, was Michael Jackson in 2009.

Anyone with information about the murder can contact the West Bureau homicide division at (213) 382-9470.