Good Samaritan Killed by an Attempted Carjacker – DA Charges Murder
Photo: Joey Manuel Casias and family
COVINA – A father of three was gunned down four days before Christmas as he intervened along with local neighbors who ran to stop a man from an attempted carjacking. Joey Casias, a UPS Driver, jumped out of the truck to assist others who had Covina PD on the phone as they ran to the scene.
The Good Samaritan arrived at the moment that another man’s life was physically threatened by the armed suspect, Trevor Thompson of Glendora. Announced Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, “Joey Manuel Casias (38), intervened to try to stop the attack when Thompson allegedly shot at the man he struggled with and fatally shot Casias.”
Thompson was arrested the following day after an hours-long standoff with police in which he allegedly disabled a police camera bot. He was subsequently charged for reportedly breaking into a parked BMW, then attempting to carjack one of the citizen’s vehicles, and then attacking another man.
DA Gascón announced that a man was charged on the 27th for the killing of a man who attempted with others to detain him after an attempted carjacking and burglary. “Trevor Howard Thompson (dob 3/25/87) of Glendora faces one felony count each of murder, attempted murder, assault with a semiautomatic firearm – a Colt 45, attempted carjacking, second-degree burglary of vehicle, resisting executive officer, vandalism and possession of a firearm by a felon,” said Ricardo Santiago of the DA’s Office.
Arraignment for case KA129224 was scheduled 12/27/2021, and continued to the 28th in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch, in Dept. F. Covina Police Department continues to investigate the ongoing case.
“This is an especially heartbreaking incident since Mr. Casias was simply acting as a Good Samaritan. As we seek to ensure accountability, we also will make every possible service available to the victims and their families,” said DA Gascón.