Law enforcement officers arrested a City Heights homicide suspect Tuesday in the South Dakota capital, San Diego police said Wednesday.
Brian Parker, 42, is wanted in connection with the May 16 shooting of Wendell Eddington, 52, according to San Diego Police Homicide Lt. Jud Campbell.
San Diego homicide detectives have obtained a warrant for Parker, who was located and arrested by South Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents in Pierre, a city of about 14,000 residents on the Missouri River.
Homicide detectives “are working to extradite Parker to San Diego,” Campbell said at a news conference.
Investigators believe Parker shot Eddington in an alley off Orange Avenue, between 35th Street and Swift Avenue, about 4:15 a.m., Campbell said. Several 911 callers reported the shooting, and when police arrived, they found Eddington with at least one gunshot wound.
Campbell said he died at the scene. OnScene TV footage showed a police officer marking several bullet casings in the street near Eddington’s body.
The lieutenant did not say what might have led to the shooting or how detectives identified Parker as a suspect.