Alleged Rollin 60s gangster arrested in Chesterfield Square killing
Rodrick Eugene Beal, 19, was arrested Tuesday after Los Angeles police Dets. John Ferreria and Myra Kellum connected him to the July 31 fatal shooting of Jim Flores.
Beal was seen running from the scene by officers but he left evidence which detectives retrieved, Ferreria said. Those items revealed Beal's identity, Ferreria said. Officers tracked him down and arrested him at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. "Mr. Beal is an admitted Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crip," Ferreria said.
Detectives said the motive for the shooting is part of the ongoing investigation. But it was initially described as "gang-related."
Beal is being held in lieu of $1-million bail. The case will be presented to the district attorney's office within a day.
-- Richard Winton
Image: Map shows location of Jim Flores' killing in purple, as well as 118 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report