SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Sacramento police say the suspect in a home-invasion robbery attempt that left four people dead over the weekend was a paroled gang member suspected in a separate shooting earlier that day.
Officials on Monday identified 26-year-old Xue Lor as the suspect who killed three people and critically wounded another before he was fatally shot during the attack late Saturday in the 7600 block of 18th Street.
Police say robbery appears to be the motive behind the killings at the South Sacramento home.
Detectives believe that Lor was allowed entry into the home, demanded money from the victims and then opened fire with a handgun, killing three of the occupants of the home and wounding a fourth. Killed were married couple Xai Vang Yang and Lia Vang as well as Lee Doua Cha.
A fifth person inside of the home returned fire, killing Lor.
“They don’t deserve it,” nephew Lu Vang said of the couple, described as spiritual leaders in the Hmong community. “They’re elderly persons, they’re just quiet persons, stay home only.”
The wounded occupant was later transported to an area hospital and is in critical, but stable condition.
Police described Lor as a parolee subject to high supervision who was released after serving time on gun possession charges.
Investigators say Lor has been identified as a gunman in a separate shooting of a 22-year-old man 18 hours earlier near the intersection of Ellwood Avenue and Wainscott Way. The man, whose name wasn’t released, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower body after Lor reportedly opened fire into the victim’s vehicle.
The victim’s 2-year-old daughter was inside the car with him at the time of the shooting but was not injured.
Police are investigating whether gang connections by members of the victim’s family played a role in the attack.