Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon plans to indict a suspect in the murder of Catholic Bishop David O’Connell.
Gascon is scheduled to hold a press conference at noon Wednesday local time, and officials are expected to release the identity of the suspect.
Authorities have not released many details of the murders.
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Bishop David O’Connell, San Gabriel Pastoral Area, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Prosecutors are expected to announce charges against the suspect who shot O’Connell last weekend on Wednesday. (Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)
O’Connell, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was shot dead at his Hacienda Heights home last weekend.
His deputies responded to the shooting and when they arrived at the scene found O’Connell with a gunshot wound to his chest.
He was confirmed dead at the scene.
O’Connell, 69, was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Francis in 2015. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez announced the news during the trade fair on Saturday.
On Sunday, February 19, 2023, a photo of Bishop David O’Connell was posted on a street sign near his home in Hacienda, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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“Our beloved Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell passed away suddenly,” he said. As a priest and later bishop for 45 years here in Los Angeles, Bishop Dave was a man of deep prayer who loved Our Lady dearly. A pacifist at heart for the poor and immigrants, he was passionate about building communities where the sanctity and dignity of all human life is respected and protected. ”
Bradford Betz of Fox News contributed to this report.