(NewsReady.com) – Three days after Thanksgiving, California police investigated a grisly scene where multiple children and their grandmother were murdered. Now, police have arrested their suspected killer.
On November 29, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Deputy Trina Schrader told the press that police arrested Germarcus David, 29, on suspicion of murder. The next day, the district attorney’s office charged him with five counts of murder and three counts of assault on a child resulting in death. Police allege he shot and killed Noah, 1; Kayden, 2; Germarcus Jr, 7; Namyiah, 11; and Ericka England, 51.
BREAKING: 29-year-old Germarcus David charged with killing his four children and mother-in-law.
All found shot to death inside their Lancaster home.
Three boys including infant and and one girl.
Bail set at $2 million. @foxla pic.twitter.com/qt7lTD2p6P
— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) November 29, 2021
Neighbor Angelo Beltran told the Los Angeles Times she heard screaming on Sunday night. Grace Beltra, who lives with Angelo, said they saw a woman yelling, “My babies are gone! They’re all dead!” The mother of the children was the one to discover the massacre.
All of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies and were pronounced dead at the scene. Germarcus David is a licensed security guard with three firearm permits, though his latest one expired in August 2020. Officials interviewed him for hours on Monday and arrested him afterward. He’s now being held on a $2-million cash bail.
The LASD is asking anyone with information about the crime to contact 323-890-5500.
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