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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Comments (5)
  1. uhoh says:

    Well deserved…

  2. David says:

    I plan on contacting all the other local news channels to tell the real story, since channel 2 news chose to negate the interviews with Billy and Dylan to tell the real events of what happened that evening because they spoke with channel 5 news and making out Donny to be the sole hero in that evenings tragic event of John Berry losing his life to the Orange County serial killer of homeless men. It was only Dylan who told Billy what he heard and saw and then Billy running into CVS to get help. That is only when Donny learned of what was happening, not the way he said it to be. In my opinion, CBS is not a reliable news station when they leave out the true parts of the story on how it unfolded.

    1. JDog says:

      and yet neither one of the two men stopped it from happening. sounds like you have issues bro

    2. c dogg says:

      So david…did you contact your local news? did billy and dylan get to say their story? did they put their lives at risk to chase a killer? cause i havent seen anything on them?!?!

  3. Frank says:

    Yorba Linda man doesn’t look Mexican here.

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