SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – A man accused in a shooting in Santa Clarita that left a man dead and his own girlfriend wounded was arrested in western New York State and is awaiting extradition, authorities announced.
Michael Joe McGlothan, 51, was taken into custody Monday June 1, near the Ripley Toll Barrier on the New York State Thruway, according to New York State Police.
McGlothan was arraigned at the Town of Dunkirk Court, and was being held in the Chautauqua County Jail, pending extradition to California, the New York State Police reported.
The shooting occurred about 4:20 p.m. May 6 at an apartment complex in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Ledarion Allen Jr., 21, of Lancaster, died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. McGlothan’s girlfriend, whose name was withheld, was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening wounds, according to the sheriff’s department.
“Witnesses recalled hearing screams coming from the location prior to gunshots being heard,” Saldana said. Two men were seen leaving the scene, Saldana said.
The day after the crime, McGlothan was named as a suspect, and investigators sought public help to find him.