Suspect Arrested After Shooting in Superior Ave. Office

posted: January 28th, 2013 08:32 pm | 0No Comments


Newport Beach police arrested a suspect after a fatal shooting this afternoon at 520 Superior Ave., according to a statement.

The incident began at 2:45 p.m. when the Newport Beach Police Department received a call of possible gunshots fired in an office building, according to the statement.

“Responding Officers entered the building and immediately located the suspect and victim in an office located on the second floor,” the statement said. “The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were several people in the multi-tenant medical office complex at the time of the incident; however, there were no other reported injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and does not represent an ongoing threat to public safety.”

Information about the victim and motive were not released. The coroner’s website indicates the victim was male but does not give a name.

On Tuesday, police identified the suspect as Stanwood Fred Elkus, 75 years old, of Lake Elsinore.

“Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Newport Beach Police Department at (800) 550-NBPD or Detective Brad Miller at (949) 644-3762,” the statement said. “The public is encouraged to call with any information and messages can be left anonymously if desired.”

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