LAPD have announced that a suspect has been arrested in the death of Bishop David O’Connell. According to police reports Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was found fatally shot inside of his home on February 18 2023. Officers were called to the scene as someone reported a shooting and when they arrived Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was found with a gunshot wound to the chest, the Bishop would be pronounced dead at the scene. LAPD have not released any information about the suspect just that one has been arrested in connection to the murder. Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell had been working in Los Angeles since 1979, he is originally from Ireland
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A suspect has been arrested in the killing of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
O’Connell, 69, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was found shot inside his Hacienda Heights home in the 1500 block of Janlu Avenue just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The incident was being investigated as a homicide.
O’Connell, who was a native of County Cork, Ireland, served in the Los Angeles Archdioceses since 1979.
He was described as humble and lovable.
Authorities have not released any details about the suspect or the arrest.
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California police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Catholic Bishop David O’Connell, law enforcement sources told Fox News.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has yet to offer details regarding the person’s identity. O’Connell, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was fatally shot in an incident in Hacienda Heights this weekend.
Deputies responded to the shooting, and when they arrived at the scene, they discovered O’Connell suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It’s very early in the investigation,” sheriff’s department Homicide Bureau Detective Michael Modica said Sunday. “We got a lot more steps we have to take to make more determination to what’s happening.”
O’Connell, 69, was named Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Francis in 2015.