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Sources: Pico Shootings Suspect Identified as Jaime Tran

According to the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff Inmate Information Center, Tran is 28 years old and being held on $2 million bail.
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February 17, 2023

The suspect who was arrested on February 16 in the Pico shootings case has been identified as Jaime Tran, according to a senior source familiar with the matter. The source told the Journal that the suspect’s name will be confirmed in a briefing later on February 17. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) could not confirm the identity of the shooter, and referred the Journal to the FBI. The FBI Los Angeles bureau did not immediately respond to the Journal’s request for comment.

According to the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff Inmate Information Center, Tran is 28 years old and initially held on $2 million bail; after a hearing on February 17, a judge ordered that Tran be held without bail.

Siamak Kordestani, West Coast Director of the European Leadership Network, tweeted that records show that Tran appeared to have been previously arrested in July on felony charges in Long Beach; he asked Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s office what happened to the case. Gascon’s office replied to him on Twitter by saying: “Suspect was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school grounds in July 2022. At the time of that filing he had no previous criminal record & LADA was not made aware of any allegations of threats against the Jewish community.” In a later tweet, Gascon’s office said that Tran’s bail was set at $30,000 and he posted bond; Tran is scheduled to appear in court again on the matter on February 28.

 

The LAPD announced the arrest of the suspect on February 17, having tracked him to Riverside County and finding multiple pieces of evidence connecting him to the shooting, including a rifle and a handgun. The matter is being investigated as a hate crime.

The suspect was arrested in connection with two shootings on Pico Boulevard on Feb 15 and 16 that injured two Jewish victims.

This article has been updated.

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