Suspect arrested in Catholic bishop killing in LA
STORY: Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a Catholic bishop.
Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was found dead with a gunshot wound at his home in the Hacienda Heights suburb on Saturday (February 18).
LA County Sheriff Robert Luna says that suspect Carlos Medina was arrested on Monday (February 20).
"Detectives were told by the tipster that they were concerned because Medina was acting strange, irrational, and made comments about the Bishop owing him money."
Luna added that Medina is the husband of the bishop's housekeeper, who has previously done work at O'Connell's residence.
A possible motive for the crime has not yet been disclosed.
Two firearms were discovered during a search of Medina’s home, but forensic tests are yet to link the guns to O’Connell’s murder.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez described O'Connell as a "man of peace".
“Everyday he worked to show compassion to the poor, to the homeless, to the immigrant, and to all those living on society's margins. He was a good priest, and a good bishop and a man of peace.”