Skooter reporting 06/12/12
A 26-year-old suspect in a California home-invasion robbery that left four people dead was identified by police as Xue Lor, a paroled gang member suspected in a separate shooting earlier that day, police said.
Lor was the suspect who seriously shot three people and critically wounded another before he was shot to death during the attack in Sacramento around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
It appears that the motive behind the killings was robbery, officials said.
It is believe Lor exacted money from the victims before he started shooting, killing a husband and wife who were known in the Hmong community as a shaman, or faith healer, including a male guest identified as 33-year-old Lee Doua Cha. The dead couple’s son in turn shot the gunman dead, said Officer Michele Gigante, a Sacramento police spokeswoman. The son was not injured and is not under arrest, she said.
In a separate shooting 18 hours earlier, Lor has been positively identified as the suspect who shot the vehicle of a 22-year-old man wounding him but is not life-threatening. A 2-year-old daughter of the victim happened to be in the vehicle at the time but was not injured.
The identification of the husband and wife who were killed was not disclosed by the Sacramento County coroner’s office because relatives had not been officially notified of their deaths.
The other victim who survived in the shooting remained in critical but stable condition Monday with a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Gigante said.