Same Man Suspected in Venice Dispensary Murder and Loz Feliz … – Patch.com


LOS ANGELES, CA — A 25-year-old man charged with killing a gas station clerk during a robbery in Los Feliz is also suspected of killing the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary during a robbery in Mar Vista the following day, police said Monday.

In the dispensary shooting case, suspect Kayshon Moody was allegedly accompanied by a second suspect, identified as 21-year-old James Eastland, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The two are also suspected of a robbery in Glendale later the same day as the gas dispensary owner’s killing, according to the LAPD. Eastland is suspected of being the main culprit in the Glendale case, while Moody is suspected of being the shooter in the two homicides, police said.

Moody was arrested on Jan. 20 and Eastland was taken into custody last Friday. Both are being held without bail.

The clerk’s shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at a Chevron station in the 2100 block of North Vermont Avenue.

M.D. Mizu Rahman, a 34-year-old exchange student who lived in Los Angeles after coming to the U.S. from Bangladesh, did not resist and was shot anyway, according to police, who said he managed to call 911. He died at a hospital.

The dispensary shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 at 12480 W. Venice Blvd. The owner of the dispensary, identified by the coroner’s office as 50-year-old Ovik Oganesyan, died at the scene.

Moody — who is set to be arraigned Feb. 21 on one count each of murder and second-degree robbery in connection with Los Feliz killing — also faces another second-degree robbery charge in the Glendale case.

The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery, along with allegations that Moody personally and intentionally discharged a handgun which caused

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