EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — A 21-year-old-man arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in El Monte Friday morning was also a suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Fresno County.
El Monte Police Department officers received a report shortly after 5 a.m. that a rape had occurred in a gated community at 4136 Tyler Ave. Officers were told the suspect, Kaleo Kealoha Schreiner of Tracy, was armed with a handgun. When police arrived, they saw a man who matched the suspect’s description running nearby, on the 3800 block of Tyler Avenue.
Police blocked off the area and a police dog located and then bit Schreiner. Schreiner tried to fight the dog off and then ignored an officer’s commands to surrender, police said. Police then shot Schreiner with a bean bag and took him into custody. A loaded handgun was found near where Schreiner was hiding, authorities said.
Schreiner was treated at the scene by LA County firefighters and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he remains Friday night. When he is medically cleared, he will be booked at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
The alleged rape victim’s mother, who asked not to be identified, told KCAL9’s Jennifer Kastner she was happy authorities had apprehended Schreiner.
Schreiner was also wanted by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the killing of 20-year-old Megan Troen of Tracy, a mentally deficient woman whose body was found July 30 in an aqueduct. The two were described by authorities as friends. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced Aug. 5 that a warrant was issued for Schreiner’s arrest.
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