Update: Suspect Arrested in Shotgun Slaying of Woman who was Walking in Hollywood


Los Angeles police on Friday made an arrest in the death of a 30-year-old California woman after weeks of intense investigative work.

The Los Angeles Times reports Ezeoma Obioha, 31, was a business partner with Carrie Jean Melvin. Obioha contracted Melvin to do social media marketing work for his newly launched company, LAPD Lt. John Radke said.

A dispute erupted when a check Obioha wrote Melvin bounced and she threatened to take him to court, authorities said. She never received hundreds of dollars that she was owed, police said.

Melvin, an aspiring actress and writer, and her boyfriend were strolling along McCadden Place shortly after 10 p.m. earlier this month. That is when Obioha allegedly walked up behind Melvin and shot her once in the head before jumping into the driver’s seat of a dark sedan. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believed the murder was random at the time. There was no attempted robbery and Melvin’s boyfriend, whose name wasn’t released, was unharmed, police said.
Four days later, detectives had no leads in the hunt for the suspect.

“This is a very unusual crime,” Los Angeles Polcie Department Detective John Swaggs told FoxNews.com. Continue Reading

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