HEMET (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday announced an arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of an elderly couple at a Hemet mobile home park Thursday.

A news release issued by the City of Hemet Police Department said police arrested the couple’s son, 42-year-old David Michael Underwood, who was initially detained as a “person of interest.”

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Chief Dave Brown announced the arrest at a town hall meeting Friday where the crimes occurred.

The murdered couple was identified as 71-year-old Michael Underwood and his 68-year-old wife Laura.

Police detained Underwood in Anaheim Thursday after nine hours of investigating and corroborating with other agencies.

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The Yorba Linda resident was subsequently booked in connection with the crimes. His bail has been set at $1 million.

“We are confident that the individual responsible for this senseless crime is in our custody. I’m very proud of the teamwork that led to the swift apprehension,” Chief Brown said.

A motive for the crimes was not immediately known, police said.

Anyone with more information about this case was asked to call (951) 765-2400

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