Yorba Linda Man To Receive $5K Reward For Helping To Catch Suspected Homeless Killer

SANTA ANA (CBS) — A Yorba Linda man who helped nab the suspect in the Orange County homeless killings will receive a $5,000 reward from the union that represent Orange County sheriff’s deputies.

Donny Hopkins, 32, saw the alleged serial killer stab 64-year-old transient John Berry on Jan. 13 behind a Carl’s Jr. restaurant at 5701 E. La Palma Ave. and chased him.

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs had put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Union president Tom Dominguez will present Hopkins with the reward money at a Wednesday afternoon news conference near where Berry was killed.

The deputies union and the Anaheim Police Officers Association also will donate $5,000 to Mercy House, which provides shelter and other services to the homeless.

Itzcoatl Ocampo, of Yorba Linda, was charged with four counts of murder with special circumstance allegations of multiple murders lying in wait.

Police Say Man’s Heroism Helped Them Catch Suspect In Homeless Murders

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