Man arrested for March attempted homicide of Good Samaritan

Man arrested for March attempted homicide of Good Samaritan

Originally published as a Costa Mesa Police Department Nixle post –  

Max Diamond, a 29-year-old man from Norwalk at large for the attempted homicide of a Good Samaritan, has been arrested in Anaheim.

The March 2nd incident took place at about 5:40 a.m., when the victim, a 30-year-old man from Costa Mesa, “heard a disturbance between a man and a woman,” according to the Costa Mesa Police Department’s press release.  He went to the parking lot to find out what was going on after he heard the woman scream.  When he got there, he saw her running away, followed by Diamond.  “The victim, concerned for her wellbeing, followed Diamond.”

The woman successfully eluded Diamond when she took off down Harbor Boulevard, heading south.  “Diamond then turned around and confronted the victim,” continues the release.  “While Diamond was standing face to face with the victim, Diamond pulled a gun from his waistband and shot him.  Diamond then fled the scene by running north on Harbor Boulevard.”

Someone called to report the gunshots.  When officers arrived, the victim had already been taken to a hospital for the gunshot wound to his neck.

Police searched for Diamond for several days before alerting the public about the incident and requesting help in located him.  Finally, nearly 8 months later, Diamond was apprehended.

On October 27th, “after learning where Diamond and the woman were staying, detectives were able to follow a vehicle Diamond was traveling in to a gas station at the 2600 block of La Palma in Anaheim, where he was arrested without incident,” states the release.



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