UPDATED: October 24, 12:30 P.M. EST:
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed the body found in the rubble of the burned home was that of suspected gunman, Desmond Moses, 55, reports the L.A. Times.
UPDATE: 8:57 PM EST:
The dead body found in the home is believed to be that of suspected shooter, Desmond John Moses, 55, according to CNN. The deceased was found with a hole in the head, wearing bullet-resistant armor and holding a handgun. The .38 caliber weapon is registered to Moses, but because the body was burned beyond recognition, police are waiting on autopsy results to confirm that it is him.
Desmond John Moses, 55, the man suspected of setting fire to his neighbor’s home before killing him and his 4-year-old son, and critically injuring the child’s mother and siblings, is also being sought for questioning in the discovery of another dead body inside of his own home, which he had also set on fire, reports KTLA.com.
As previously reported by NewsOne, the father, Filimon Lamas, 33, died shielding two of his children, 6- and 7-years-old . The mother, Gloria Jiminez, 28, walked to another neighbor’s home in an attempt to save their son’s life, even though she had multiple gunshot wounds to her legs. Both Lamas and the boy died in surgery at the hospital, while Jiminez and the other two children remain in critical, yet stable condition. According to KTLA, a fourth child, 8-years-old, was found in the home unharmed.
Moses, described as “really weird” and “dangerous” by a neighbor, was a hoarder in the process of being evicted when he donned a painter’s mask and allegedly went on his killing spree.
See KTLA News report below:
Moses is still at large, and considered armed and dangerous. He is described as 5’6, 160 lbs, last seen wearing a dark baseball hat. Anyone wit information of his whereabouts are encouraged to call the Inglewood police.