Slaying suspect arrested

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A reputed gang member from Lancaster wanted in the slaying of another man in Lancaster has been arrested in Philadelphia, the FBI said. Dwayne Ernest Harris, 24, was arrested early Friday after Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives obtained information that he was hiding in Philadelphia and obtained a warrant. “We took their information and made the arrest,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Harris and 26-year-old Lancaster resident Kyle McCombs, both ex-convicts with convictions for violent crimes, are accused of murdering Eddie Ray Wheston, 22, last January. Wheston was shot to death in the kitchen of the home he shared with his mother in the 800 block of West Avenue H-14. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The shooting occurred after Wheston, Harris and McCombs, all three believed to be gang members, argued at Wheston’s home, deputies said. At some point, the three walked into the kitchen where investigators believe McCombs and Harris began shooting at Wheston. The two assailants fled through a rear kitchen door and sped off in a silver SUV that was later found in San Bernardino County. Wheston’s mother called 911. Six days after Wheston’s death, McCombs was arrested in Pasadena on suspicion of burglary and possession of a handgun in an unrelated case, officials said. The murder charge was later filed against him. Harris was on parole from prison when Wheston was killed, detectives said. Harris was being held without bail in Philadelphia, pending his extradition to Los Angeles. last_img

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