Carlos Medina Wiki – Carlos Medina Biography

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held a lengthy news conference Monday to announce a major breakthrough in its investigation into the alleged murder of a Catholic bishop. The suspect, identified as Carlos Medina appears to be the husband of a woman who worked as a housekeeper at Bishop David O’Connell’s residence, and authorities believe Medina also worked at the Hacienda Heights home as a handyman and he had said they owed him money. .

Sheriff Robert Luna said that at about 1 p.m. On Saturday, officers responded to a call of a person not breathing. The bishop was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities learned who he was soon after, the sheriff said. The victim was apparently shot at least once in the upper body while he was in his bedroom, the sheriff said.

Early Sunday morning, it was determined to be a murder case. Detectives discovered surveillance video showing a “dark, compact SUV” in the driveway of the bishop’s home. The vehicle remained at the residence for a short period of time. Medina, of Torrance, became a person of interest. A “concerned” informant told investigators that Medina had been acting strangely and irrationally, and that he had made comments about the bishop owing him money.


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Who is Carlos Medina ?

Medina is the husband of the bishop’s housekeeper and “had previously worked at the residence,” the sheriff said. Medina drives a van similar to the one seen on surveillance video.

Unfortunately for detectives, Luna said, Medina was not immediately within reach; he left Los Angeles County and was believed to be in the central California area. In the meantime, a search warrant was obtained from his residence. Then early Monday morning, detectives learned that Medina had returned.


“About 2 a.m. m. this morning, a community member alerted us that Medina had returned to his residence,” the sheriff said. Luna said that Medina would not give up. As his refusal to leave his residence continued for hours, the sheriff’s department took the step of modifying the search warrant to allow a tactical team to enter the suspect’s home.

“The original search warrant for his residence was amended by detectives, allowing our special enforcement office to enter the location to arrest Medina and search his home,” Luna said. The ensuing tactical operation produced the surrender of Medina after 8 a.m. of Monday. Two firearms and “other evidence” possibly linking Medina to the murder were recovered at his home, Luna said. The sheriff had previously said a firearm was not recovered at the crime scene and there was no sign of forced entry into the bishop’s residence.

Luna said that although he never met O’Connell, it was clear to him that the bishop was “loved.” He based it on the large number of calls received over the previous 48 hours from those who knew the high-ranking member of the Catholic Church hierarchy. “This man, this bishop made a huge difference in our community. He was loved,” the sheriff said. “It is very sad that we are gathered here today to talk about the murder of him in this way. He has been a pillar in our community, known as a peacemaker.”


The sheriff credited his homicide detectives with solving the “tragic” murder, and was left without sleep to continue an investigation that was a “continuous job.” “I couldn’t be more proud of them as I’m reporting on his good work today,” Luna said. Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez said in a statement Monday that the city has lost “a good friend.”

“For God’s sake, he served this city for over forty years, as an immigrant from Ireland. And I would say that among the many things I admired about him in his life and ministry was that he was fluent in Spanish with an Irish accent,” Gomez said. “Every day he worked to show compassion for the poor, the homeless, immigrants and all who live on the margins of society.”

“He was a good priest and a good bishop, and a man of peace. And we are very sad to lose him,” the archbishop concluded, also expressing his gratitude to the sheriff’s department for Medina’s capture and his “professionalism and sensitivity in what is a sad and painful time for all of us.”Read More…..


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