Arrest in Downey Shooting Rampage - NBC Southern California

Arrest in Downey Shooting Rampage



    Downey police announced Friday they have arrested a man they have been questioning in connection with the shooting rampage that killed three people and injured two others at a family business and a nearby home in Downey. The man was detained Thursday after police believed he matched the shooter's description. Stephanie Elam reports from Downey for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2012. (Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2012)

    Authorities announced an arrest Friday afternoon in the case of a shooting rampage in Downey that left three people dead.

    Jade Douglas Harris, 30, was arrested Thursday and booked into Men's Central Jail. His bail has been set at $1 million, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department inmate information website. He's scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

    Police said Harris matched the description of the shooter, who was described as a 6-foot-1-inch black male weighing about 230 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt.

    The 30 year old was one of four people detained for questioning Thursday in connection with the shootings at two locations blocks apart in Downey, according to police.

    New Details in Downey Shooting Rampage

    [LA] New Details in Downey Shooting Rampage
    Four people have been detained in connection with Wednesday's mass shooting that left three people dead and two wounded, one of them a 13-year old boy. Downey police examined surveillance cameras around the area of the attack to hopefully find more information about the case. Stephanie Elam reports from Downey for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2012.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012)

    Three men and a woman were taken in for questioning at the Downey Police Station Thursday afternoon, said Lt. Leslie Murray. Three of them were released; one of the men was still being questioned by investigators late Thursday.

    At a news conference Thursday night, police identified the victims in the shooting rampage that rocked a community: Josimar Rojas, 26 of Downey; Irene Cardenas, 35, of Cudahy; Susana Perez-Ruelas, 34, of Downey.

    Rojas and Cardenas were employees at the family's business, identified as United States Fire Protection Investigators, which is across the street from a Coca-Cola bottling plant.

    Because surveillance cameras at the business were not working at the time of the shootings, footage from the Coca-Cola plant were instrumental in the investigation, police said.

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