COVINA (CBSLA) — Covina police were in an hours-long standoff with a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan.
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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Covina Police Department began the standoff at about 4:30 p.m at the corner of Bonnie Cove Avenue and Calora Street. SWAT was on the scene. The suspect, who was identified as 34-year-old Trevor Howard Thompson, sat in an outdoor patio area of an apartment. He refused to surrender to police and fired a round inside the patio.
At around 7:50 p.m., nearly four hours after the standoff first began, Thompson attempted to flee the scene but police apprehended the suspect after using less-than-lethal weapons.READ MORE: Garcetti Nominates LAFD’s First Ever Female Fire Chief
A witness who called police told CBSLA that the man barricaded in the apartment matched the description of a car burglar who is suspected of killing a Good Samaritan. Police later confirmed that the man involved in the standoff was the suspect wanted in the death of Joey Casias.
The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night in the 1800 block of Covina Boulevard. According to police, neighbors saw a person allegedly stealing items out of an unlocked car. The neighbors intervened, confronting the person as he ran away. A group of residents then chased and confronted the suspect which is when the alleged car burglar took out a handgun and shot at the group.MORE NEWS: Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Driver Of Autopiloted Tesla Which Killed 2 In Gardena
A round struck 38-year-old Casias, killing him. Casias, who worked as a UPS driver, was also a father of three.