34-year-old Paul Mendoza Allen, a Filipino American lawyer, has been arrested in Idaho after being accused of attempted murder of a Southern California elderly couple, who are also Filipino Americans.
According to Baldwin Park police Lt. Melissa Stehly, money may be a motive in the shooting that occurred in a gated residential cul-de-sac lined with two-story houses.
SGVT reports that police went to the Olive Street home after receiving calls of shots fired at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday. The elderly couple, a woman in her eighties and a man in his late seventies, were found shot multiple times and were taken by a helicopter and an ambulance to a trauma center. The couple remain in a hospital.
Will Sabalburo, 25, the couple’s neighbor told SGVT that he saw a man walking in the morning at 10:15 am.
Sabalburo said the man was a “nice guy” who attends homeowner association meetings. He also said that the husband and wife are “kind of quiet.”
“I just got home from golf and saw all this madness happening,” he said.
After investigators checked different cities and followed leads, they were able to find Allen. ABS-CBN News reports that “Local police entered his vehicle license plates into the National Crime Information center and Idaho state police located him along with his wife on Wednesday. They are now awaiting extradition.”
Reports suggest that the couple were Allen’s clients at one time.
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