Suspects Arrested In Conjunction With Shooting Deaths Outside Illegal Northridge Boardinghouse [UPDATED]
Authorities are saying they have made an arrest in relation to the shooting deaths of two men and two women who were killed early Sunday morning outside a Northridge home.
The arrest took place overnight in Las Vegas, the L.A. Times reports, and the Los Angeles Police Department are expected to hold a press conference to discuss details about the crime and the arrest later today.
Two women in their 20s, a man in his 30s, and a man in his 40s were found dead outside what authorities say was an unlicensed boarding home. Three victims were found on a walkway next to the building, sources told the paper. "They were all wearing hooded sweat shirts and were about two feet apart from one another. All three had at least one bullet wound to the head." One of the women was found "crumpled on her knees" with "her face buried in the palms of her hands." A man and the other woman were found face down.
The second male victim's body was found farther away, and it is believed he was shot while running away.
Sources speculate the shooting was the result of a "personal dispute."
The conditions of the illegal boardinghouse have been described by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander as "deplorable." The rooms were apparently cluttered and haphazardly organized and partitioned, making access to the spaces hazardous.
Names of the victims have not been released, and few additional details about the shooting have been made available by authorities.
UPDATE 4:38 PM: In a press conference held this afternoon, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck provided a few additional details about the arrests of four suspects for their alleged roles in the fatal shootings in Northridge this weekend.
Beck said two men and two women were traced to the Silverton hotel in Las Vegas, and with the help of the FBI and Las Vegas police, the group was taken into custody without incident at 2 p.m. Monday.
Ka Pasasouk, 31, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of murder, details City News Service. Also arrested were Howard Alcantara, 30, of Glendale; Donna Rabulan, 30, of Los Angeles; and Christina Neal, 31, of Los Angeles. Alcantara, Rabulan and Neal
were all booked on suspicion of aiding a felon. Alcantara was also booked on suspicion of robbery.
Chief Beck would not provide more information about the crime or the arrests. He says charges are pending with the District Attorney.
The owner of the boardinghouse said the four victims did not live at the property.