ANAHEIM (CBS) — Police Saturday released the name of the man suspected in the slaying of a homeless man in Anaheim.

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The suspect, identified by Anaheim police as 23-year-old Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda, was booked at the Anaheim Police Department for murder.

Joy Benedict, reporting for KCAL9 at 8 a.m., said police interrogated Ocampo well into the morning hours.

He was arrested a short time after the 8:30 p.m. stabbing Friday in Anaheim. The attack occurred near a Carl’s Jr. near Imperial Highway.

Police tell CBS2 that they received numerous calls about an assault in progress. Upon arrival, authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

According to authorities, some Good Samaritans saw the attack and were able to follow the suspect long enough to provide critical information to investigators who did make an arrest a short time later.

The victim, identified by friends as John, was a Vietnam Veteran who frequented the area. He was well known in the community and well liked.

Once word spread of the attack, friends of John arrived on scene seeking answers.

“He was just like the kindest person ever. A homeless man that never asked for anything, never begged. He stuck to his own thing. He was perfectly happy,” Chris Juarez said.

Friends of John also told CBS2 that he spoke to police days before his death fearful for his life.

Jim Burke, a friend of the victim’s, said that John told him he felt he was being followed Wednesday.

“John said that he kept the bike between him and this man as his line of defense and he got a good look at him,” he said.

Meantime, police are investigating if this attack is at all linked to three other slayings of homeless persons.

» Anaheim Police Nab Suspect After Homeless Veteran Is Stabbed To Death

Comments (10)
  1. TheWindrunner says:

    I thought the Mayans were extinct. He must be part Aztec.

  2. tracy lilian says:

    the death penalty please,it is not rigth to kill homeless people this men is a monster he don’t deserve live again the death penalty for this illegal man.

  3. semper fi says:

    OC has a bunch of idiots living in it. WAKE UP!! I don’t condone killing anyone but look who you are allowing in your backyards! One of the four is on Megans Law…yes molested a child. The other three are criminals. We have had a rash of break ins in OC snce you idoits keep feeding the bears. I’d rather call this guy than the incompetent PD.

  4. tracy lilian says:

    maybe you are a predator only playing the part you are so stupid mixing what happen if you are a dumb stay away of you stupid comments. and i think you need to go to elementary school even you don’t know how to write properly English.

    1. Robert Morris says:

      Tracy, your English is even worse. Try punctuation and proper verb tense. The world is full of idiots, there’s not much we can do about it but lead by example, As long as idiots are allowed to breed and children are allowed to be brought up by horrible parents nothing will change. We cannot keep all our freedoms and have a perfect world at the same time.

  5. tracy lilian says:

    idiot robert ignorant never will be a perfect world, and obout the english if the comments are for idiot people like you and think is are a piece of trash and i don’t care what color you are trash is trash.

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