The strange events surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man in a ritzy Arcadia neighborhood got stranger Monday as police announced they are investigating the case as a homicide. When reporter Brian Day and I first heard about this Sunday night we believed it was a suicide.
Guess we were wrong
Here is some of reporter Robert Hong’s story on the incident:
In only the second homicide so far this year in Arcadia, police Monday identified the man as Justo Cesar Morales, 25, of Arcadia. Officers found Morales at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday, dead inside his parents’ home in the 2200 block of Canyon Road.
Investigators say whoever shot Morales went there looking for him.
Shortly before the discovery, someone reported hearing the rare sound of gunshots in the neighborhood, Arcadia Police Department officials said.
After pinpointing where the shots came from, officers went to the home and found Morales.
No one else was at the house at the time of the shooting.
It was no random act; Morales was targeted, police said Monday.