Police arrest 1 in Los Angeles family shooting

October 27, 2012 - 2:33 AM
Suburban Shooting

Business owner Dean Wright, 82, pauses outside his neighbor's family-owned business, United States Fire Protection Services, in Downey, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. A gunman killed three people and injured two, including a 13-year-old boy, Wednesday in two separate attacks on a family at their business, United States Fire Protection Services and nearby residence. Police say the five family members who were shot had been targeted by the gunman. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — The suspect who was arrested Friday in the killing of three people and wounding of two others in suburban Los Angeles may have been responding to a Craigslist ad to sell a car placed by one of the victims.

Jade Douglas Harris had been detained and questioned Thursday after a stolen black Camaro was found in Los Angeles, about 20 miles north of suburban Downey, where the shootings occurred.

The Los Angeles Times reports that he was booked Friday on charges of murder and non-negligent manslaughter.

Police haven't given a motive but said they don't believe the killings were a random act of violence.

Martha Zerehi, a spokeswoman for the business, says the suspect had gone to the shop Wednesday after responding to an ad on Craigslist for the Camaro.