Something about this case struck a nerve in Covina. I’ve had tons of phone calls about the neighborhood, which is an apparently drug and gang infested portion of Covina that gets little in the way of daily police attention.
Cops first described the victim Ocie May as a transient, but his family, residents of Covina, insisted that Ocie was anything but a transient.
Witnesses said they called and offered police information after the slaying but were never contacted by detectives.
The suspects’ sister insists her brothers are innocent and have been set up.
Here’s the story:
COVINA – A pair of brothers have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in a dark alley, authorities said Monday.
Arrested on suspicion of murder were Arnett and Wakeem Ghoston, police said.
Killed was Ocie Daniel May, 26, a Covina resident.
Arnett was being held in lieu of $1 million, according to Los Angeles County jail records. Joaquin had not been booked as of 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“We’ve got the two in custody,” Covina police Sgt. Rick Walczak said.
The arrest of two men in connection with the shooting matches a description provided by a witness to the shooting Monday.
May, 26, was slain in an alleyway in the 600 block of East Ruddock Street. Police said the killing followed an altercation that occurred about 8 p.m. Thursday.