LANCASTER – A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly gunning down a Lancaster gas station clerk during a robbery in June.
Sean Searcy, 30, was shot in the 500 block of West Avenue J around 8:25 p.m. on June 29, according to the sheriff’s department. He died at the scene.
Detectives identified 29-year-old Marcell Sullivan as the suspect following an extensive investigation that included the examination of video footage and witness statements, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Sullivan was arrested at his Lancaster home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and a handgun, believed to be the murder weapon, was seized by detectives who served a search warrant, the sheriff’s department reported.
Sullivan is being held on a “no bail” murder warrant at the Lancaster sheriff’s Station.
“Investigators will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on August 27, 2020, for consideration of filing a formal complaint,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
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