Suspects in lethal crime spree throughout SoCal arrested

Two suspects have been arrested in reference to a string of 7-Eleven robberies and three murders as a part of a violent crime spree spanning 4 Southern California counties, officers introduced Friday. 

The suspects have been arrested July 15 round 1:10 p.m. in Los Angeles. They’ve been recognized as 20-year-old Malik Patt from LA and 44-year-old Jason Payne, additionally from LA. 

Legislation enforcement businesses say the suspects went on a lethal crime spree Monday, July 11 focusing on 7-Eleven shops in Ontario, Brea, La Habra, Santa Ana, Upland, and Riverside.

Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton says a deadly capturing that occurred on July 9 close to the intersection of Parthenia Avenue and Woodley Avenue in North Hills has been linked to the sequence of 7-Eleven retailer robberies that occurred two days later.

Officers consider the suspects could also be tied to different crimes within the Los Angeles space. In line with LAPD, 4 robberies occurred within the early morning hours of July ninth at two comfort shops and two donut outlets within the San Fernando Valley

Police mentioned Patt is believed to be the suspect seen in surveillance photographs from the assorted shops. 

In whole three folks have been killed, and three others injured throughout the crime spree.  

“This was a reign of terror, to be considering you go to a comfort retailer, donut store, sandwich store, and to get shot within the face. To name your family members along with your final gasp for breath. Or to be a clerk behind the money register simply serving to one other buyer since you are working a job and making an attempt to get again in your toes since you’ve been by means of the college of laborious knocks, you’ve been an addict, and also you’re working at a 7-Eleven as a result of they’ve given you an opportunity to resurrect your life after which any person is available in and feigns a transaction and shoots you and kills you,” mentioned Orange County District Lawyer Todd Spitzer. 

Timeline of occasions

The lethal string of armed robberies started early Monday morning simply after midnight at a retailer in Ontario. Police say the suspect walked into the shop with a gun and demanded cash from the cashier, earlier than fleeing. 

About 40 minutes later, one other theft occurred on the 7-Eleven on 2410 W. Arrow Route in Upland. Nobody was harm within the first two incidents.  

However then issues took a flip for the more severe. Simply earlier than 2 a.m., one other armed theft was reported at a 7-Eleven on La Sierra Avenue in Riverside.  

In line with police, a buyer was shot within the head contained in the comfort retailer. There isn’t any indication the shopper did something to intervene within the theft however was nonetheless shot by the suspect, police mentioned.

At 3:03 a.m. a Yum Yum donuts store on 2441 N. Tustin in Santa Ana was robbed. No accidents have been reported in that incident.  

Round 3:23 a.m. one other theft was reported on the 7-Eleven within the 300 block of seventeenth Avenue in Santa Ana. 24-year-old Matthew Rule was discovered lifeless within the car parking zone, affected by a gunshot wound to his higher torso.

“This sufferer was not an meant sufferer. The suspect was trying to rob one other particular person and this sufferer stepped in and tried to redirect the suspect. The suspect turns round and shoots our sufferer, kills him on the spot,” mentioned Santa Ana Police Chief David Valetin.  


About an hour later, the suspect hit once more… this time at a 7-Eleven in Brea. Retailer clerk Matthew Hirsch was killed.

And simply earlier than 5 a.m. in La Habra, the robber shoots the shop clerk and one other man.

The shootings coincide with Nationwide 7/11 Day, when the nationwide 7-Eleven model celebrates its anniversary and provides clients an opportunity to obtain a free Slurpee.

Officer Ryan Railsback from the Riverside Police Division mentioned the date was no accident.

Orange County Supervisor, Doug Chaffee, mentioned a sufferer’s aid fund has been set as much as assist the households impacted. 

Costs towards the 2 suspects are anticipated to be filed Monday. 

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