The 58-year-old China Press founder was shot dead in his newspaper's Alhambra office, located at 2121 W. Mission Road on Nov. 16.
Police dispatch first received a call right before 9:30 a.m. that fateful morning from a man who said someone had shot him. When officers with the Alhambra Police Department arrived on the scene, the found that the man had already expired there on his office floor. They located a gun next to him.
Investigators began questioning employees there who may have witnessed what had occurred. It wasn't long after that they placed one of the decedent's 56-year-old co-workers under arrest on suspicion of having killed him.
The El Monte man placed into the Alhambra Police Department's jail where he remains locked up in lieu of a $1 million bail. He was slated to have been arraigned on murder charges in Alhambra Superior Court this week. A police spokesperson previously stated that they hadn't yet identified what motivated the worker to allegedly murder his boss.
As for the decedent, he was previously employed by the China News Service, a government-run media company, before moving to the United States in 1990. He'd apparently been running China Press ever since his arrival in the country. At the time of his death, the paper was being circulated in as may as 15 American cities and had a readership of at least 100,000.
When employees are hurt on the job, they typically are eligible to file workers' compensation claims to recover medical costs and lost wages. If someone is killed on the job though, then a decedent's loved ones may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit instead. A Los Angeles County work-related deaths attorney can advise you whether enough evidence exists to hold someone liable for your loved one's untimely passing.