NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Tuesday identified a 75-year-old suspect arrested in the murder of a urologist who was fatally shot in his Newport Beach office.
Stanwood Fred Elkus, of Lake Elsinore, is accused of shooting Dr. Ronald Gilbert, 52, multiple times in the upper torso Monday afternoon inside a medical office in the 500 block of Superior Avenue, Newport Beach police said.
The married father of two was pronounced dead at the scene.
Elkus was taken into custody Monday without incident. He is being held at the Orange County Jail. Sources told CBS2/KCAL9’s Michele Gile that Elkus was not an established patient of Dr. Gilbert.
“We did search the suspect’s residence last night. There was some evidence recovered at the home, however we are not releasing information about what that evidence is at this time,” Kathy Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department told KNX 1070.