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Fatal home-invasion suspect arrested in Ariz.

Daryl Anthony Sconiers, 27, was arrested in Tempe, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Sconiers was being sought by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with a home invasion robbery/homicide that occurred on March 26, 2009. (Tempe Police Department)

March 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspect in a fatal 2009 home-invasion robbery in Sherman Oaks was arrested in Tempe, Ariz., Thursday.

Daryl Anthony Sconiers, 27, was pulled over by Tempe police in a traffic stop. Police determined the identification Sconiers provided was not his.

Sconiers attempted to flee on foot but was pursued and detained. He was booked into Tempe City Jail for possession of stolen credit cards.

Tempe police identified the suspect as Sconiers and discovered a homicide warrant for a 2009 home-invasion robbery.

On March 26, 2009, Sconiers and two other suspects allegedly posed as fake undercover policemen and entered an apartment in Sherman Oaks near Woodman Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Two men were present in the apartment. Police found Eric Gonzalez, 30, handcuffed. In another room, they found Brian Thomas Caufield, 31, handcuffed and shot multiple times. He was declared dead at the scene. The two men were roommates.

The three suspects were captured on surveillance video. One suspect, Marquise Edwards, 22, surrendered for questioning and was charged with Caufield's murder. He was since acquitted of the crime.

Kenyon Aikens, 25, and Sconiers were also identified. Aikens remains at large.

LAPD investigators at the time suspected the incident may have been related to a drug deal. Police said Caufield, a disc jockey, sold marijuana from the Regency Gardens apartment.


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