A 26-year-old La Habra resident suspected of killing a man who was shot in his vehicle, which was then set on fire in Pomona, was being held Saturday morning in lieu of $2 million bail.
Gerardo Jesus Zendejas was arrested in La Habra on Thursday, according to the Pomona Police Department.
Police said dispatchers received calls of shots fired, and additional callers reported a vehicle that was ablaze in the street in the 1400 block of South Park Avenue about 4 a.m. on Sept. 20.
The badly burned body of the victim, later identified as David Pena, was found inside after county firefighters put out the blaze.
Pena, whose age and place of residence were not available, was sitting in his vehicle after a night of work when a dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside and shots were fired from inside, according to police.
“Our (detectives) know we will use whatever resources and (money) is needed to follow up on all active leads from any homicide investigation,” Pomona police Chief Michael Olivieri tweeted early Saturday morning. “Our Detectives are brilliant and they have my support. Sometimes the best leadership is simply supporting and getting out of the way.”
A possible motive for the killing has not been disclosed.
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