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West Hollywood Triple Murder was a Marijuana Robbery Gone Wrong

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Neighbors gather around a memorial set up in front of the Kings Road Arms Apartment in West Hollywood on Saturday afternoon | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Detectives investigating the Thursday night slaying of three men inside a West Hollywood apartment are calling it "a drug deal that didn’t go well." That's Homicide Lt. Pat Nelson speaking to the LA Times about motive in the murder case. “He came for the drugs and decided he didn’t want to pay for them and took them by killing these three men.”

Nelson believes the victims bought medical marijuana from dispensaries and were trying to resell it on the streets. 31-year-old Harold Yong Park of East Hollywood, who was arrested Monday morning driving in the Lomita area with his girlfriend, is thought to be the only suspect and will be charged with the murders.