Man arrested in shooting death of woman in Hollywood

Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was shot and killed near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place in Hollywood on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Authorities have arrested a man in connection to the murder of a 30-year-old woman who was shot and killed while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood earlier this month.

Ezeoma Obioha, 31, was arrested and charged with Carrie Melvin's murder on Friday night, Los Angeles police said. Obioha had been detained on another charge.

On the night of July 5, Melvin and her boyfriend were walking at Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place to get something to eat, when a gunman approached from behind, fired one round and then drove away.

Investigators believe Obioha killed Melvin over a financial dispute.

Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend was not injured.

Obioha was being held in in lieu of $1 million bail.
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