The last suspect in the alleged murders of two Santa Monica men in March has been arrested, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
Ector Hugo Sanchez, 21, of Los Angeles, was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies following a deputy-involved shooting incident in Compton early Thursday, January 26th, Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Sanchez was booked under the name Erick Nunez, Santa Monica police Lt. Frank Fabrega said. Deputies also arrested Frank Morado, 20, of Torrance, officials said.
Both suspects were booked for attempted murder of a peace officer and are being held in lieu of $1 million bail each, Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Sanchez was the last at-large suspect in the alleged murders of Santa Monica residents Jonathan Hernandez, 19, and Hector Bonilla, 25, who were shot to death at a party at the Moose Lodge in Santa Monica in March, police said.
The county district attorney filed felony charges and issued arrest warrants in July for Sanchez, William Vasquez, 25, and Jose Mojarro, 21, in connection with the shooting deaths of Hernandez and Bonilla.
Vasquez was arrested October 13th, and Mojarro has been in custody since July, police said.