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Local News in Brief : Suspect in Marshal’s Slaying Arrested

A suspect in the shooting death of an off-duty Los Angeles County marshal who was working as a security guard was arrested Thursday evening in Boston, officials said.

Kien Vinh Ly, 23, of Oakland, was arrested without incident at a grocery store in Boston’s Chinatown, authorities said. Ly is wanted in connection with the murder of Henry Wong, 40, who was gunned down Sept. 2 while working at a restaurant in Alhambra.

Wong had ordered an unidentified Asian man out of the Savoy Restaurant at 301 E. Valley Blvd. after the man created a disturbance and threatened patrons, investigators said.

As the restaurant was closing just before 2 a.m., the same man allegedly returned, pulled open the front door and began firing, authorities said.

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Wong, the first deputy county marshal to be shot to death either on or off duty in the department’s 30-year history, was struck in the head.


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