Murder suspect Ricardo Sarabia has been found and arrested in Phoenix, Ariz.
Sarabia, 31, a Pacoima resident who fled from police, was wanted for the killing of German Servin, 37. Servin was shot and killed in the backyard of his home in the 400 block of Harps Avenue in San Fernando on Dec. 23. Two others were injured at the home — San Fernando resident Roman Servin, 40, and Domenica Romero 35.
SFPD Chief Anthony Vairo told the San Fernando Valley Sun/El Sol that a joint investigation with U.S. Marshal led to Sarabia’s arrest.
“Sarabia will be extradited from Phoenix back to Los Angeles,” Vairo said.
Romero was reported to be a friend of the victims. “She just happened to be coming out of the residence. She was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Vairo noted.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found Romero in front of the residence. She had sustained a gunshot wound to her lower abdomen, according to Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Department.
She directed officers to the rear yard of the residence where the two male victims were found with gunshot wounds. One of them, later identified as German Servin, died at the scene.
Almost simultaneously, reports were received of a man with a gun seen jumping residential fences in the area, Navarro-Suarez said. A perimeter was established, and an exhaustive search with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies concluded shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 23, but the suspect was not found, Navarro-Suarez said.
No motive for the shooting has been given.