Los Angeles Police arrest suspect in Carrie Jean Melvin slaying.

Los Angeles Police arrest suspect in Carrie Jean Melvin slaying.

Los Angeles policed announced on Friday that a suspect has been apprehended in the July 5th slaying of Carrie Jean Melvin. Melvin was walking in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard with her boyfriend, when an assailant approached her from behind and proceeded to shoot her in the back of the head with a shotgun.

LAPD has confirmed that one Ezeoma Obioha, 31, was arrested at 7:15pm. Mr Obioha is currently in custody while waiting release pending a $1million bail. Search warrants were issued on his home on Friday, but local authorities have made no public comment on what evidence if any may have been found.

The seemingly random murder now appears to be related to “financial” motives according to a statement from Lt. Jon Radke of Los Angeles Police Department.

Carrie Melvin studied film at UC Santa Cruz and had moved to Hollywood 4 years ago in hopes of breaking into the film industry. She was known for her strong work ethic having worked multiple jobs at once such Bartending and Waitressing to pursue her dreams.

According to Melvin’s father, “She was really kind of spreading her wings”. “She had a lot to give.. and her life was cut short.”

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