Police: Dispute Between Tenant, Landlord Ends In Murder-Suicide

WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – An argument between a landlord and tenant turned deadly Saturday when a man allegedly murdered his property manager and then turned the gun on himself.

Police said that they were responding to a shooting in the 2400 block of Colby Avenue shortly after midnight when they found the landlord dead inside his home. Alphonse Bernardin Jr., 80, was found sitting in a chair with two gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to LAPD spokesperson Sara Faden.

Officers later found a 56-year-old man lying dead on the ground, just outside the rear door of the residence, with a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police reported. Investigators also found a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun beside the victim.

“This is an apparent landlord/tenant dispute” over a rented converted garage that the younger man was living in, Faden said. “It appeared, that over the past few weeks, the suspect and victim had been involved in an on-going dispute.”

  • http://writingshares.com/los-angeles-crime-news-landlord-alphonse-bernardin-jr-shot-and-killed-by-tenant-on-colby-avenue-west-los-angeles-tenant-commits-suicide/ Los Angeles Crime News: Landlord Alphonse Bernardin, Jr. Shot And Killed By Tenant on Colby Avenue (West Los Angeles); Tenant Commits Suicide | WritingShares.com

    […] CBS Los Angeles […]

  • http://tenantriskverification.com/2012/08/16/police-dispute-between-tenant-landlord-ends-in-murder-suicide/ Police: Dispute Between Tenant, Landlord Ends In Murder-Suicide | Tenant Risk Verification

    […] losangeles […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Sandwich Generation

Listen Live