A man who was allegedly in possession of pounds of marijuana possibly taken in a shocking triple homicide in West Hollywood Thursday night was arrested in connection with murder-robbery case, sheriff's officials announced Monday night.
Sheriff's authorities said thirty-one-year-old Harold Yong Park of East Hollywood was arrested after an automated license-plate tracking device came across his vehicle in the Lomita area about 11 a.m. -- the kind of collar that indicates his vehicle was on a wanted list.
"The people of West Hollywood can rest easy tonight,'' said Lt. Pat Nelson
of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau. "The timely resolution of this case is the culmination of extensive efforts by Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Major Crimes Bureau investigators, Scientific Services Bureau crime scene investigators, and West Hollywood and Lomita Station sheriff's deputies.''
He said a patrol car equipped with an Advanced Surveillance and Protection
Systems Automated License Plate Recognition system alerted to Park's vehicle.
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The suspect was booked on suspicion of murder, according to Weho Daily. He was alleged to have multiple pounds of pot. If so the sheriff's case would be consistent with a report in Weho News stating that the two of the victims had might have worked in the medical marijuana industry and that a pot-harvest robbery was a possible motive in the crime.
Twenty-seven-year-old Bernard Khalili was said by a source to be a supplier of pot to an area dispensary. The source told Weho News that the victim might have just harvested some pot. The man might have been visiting the other two victims, brothers Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, according to the report. Pirooz Moussazadeh might have also been in the business, the source told the Weho News.
All three were felled by gunfire around 9:15 p.m. Thursday inside an apartment at 612 N. Kings Road in West Hollywood.