A bail agent in California who illegally carried a firearm has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly breaking into a Palm Springs man’s home, attempting to take him into custody, and fatally shooting him in front of police officers who later arrived at the scene.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department told the Palm Springs Desert Sun that the victim, David Spann, 33, did not have any warrants for his arrest by law enforcement but was wanted by the bail agency. The killing took place inside a gated condominium complex shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Friday.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the bail agent, Fabian Herrera, 36, “was not properly licensed and due to his criminal history, was prohibited from possessing firearms.” He was arrested and booked for murder later that day. Herrera was reportedly found guilty in 2010 of felony assault with a deadly weapon that resulted in great bodily injury.
Police said officers were initially dispatched to the area