Los Alamitos police seek suspect in man's murder

Eleazar Vargas, 41, of Los Alamitos (left) is a person of interest in the murder of 39-year-old Sangju Sung (right).

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in the murder of his neighbor in Los Alamitos.

Eleazar Vargas, 41, was initially identified as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Sangju Sung, 39, but on Friday, he was identified as a suspect in the case, according to Los Alamitos police. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Sung was fatally shot at close range near Catalina and Pine streets around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities found Vargas' car on Wednesday.

Los Alamitos police said they're not aware of any previous disturbance calls to Vargas' home.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to contact the Los Alamitos Police Department at (562) 431-2255 ext. 426 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) 847-6227.
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