Andrew Sommervold

Andrew Sommervold

A man wanted by police in connection with the homicide of a teenager was arrested in California on Sunday.

Andrew Sommervold, 21, was arrested by Pittsburg, California, police, according to a spokeswoman with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department.

This is the third arrest in connection to the Nov. 9 slaying of a 17-year-old on Bonnie Lane in Copperas Cove.

Police said Jamiroquai Michael Onyemaechi Kiaunte Ejiawoko, 17, of Cove, and Joshua David Vega, 23, of Cove, were arrested Nov. 15 on murder charges after Larry Anthony Quinn Thomas died Nov. 10 following a shooting in the 300 block of Bonnie Lane.

Ejiawoko and Vega were both arraigned Thursday by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and assigned $500,000 bail.

On Nov. 15, police announced that Sommervold was wanted in connection with the incident. Police said Sommervold’s whereabouts were unknown at the time, but he was considered armed and dangerous.

Police are also seeking a female juvenile in connection with the incident but did not release a name or identifying information.

Police arrived at Bonnie Lane at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 9 to see Thomas suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.

A preliminary investigation showed an argument took place in the early evening between Thomas and the suspects, police said. Following the argument, the suspects left the scene and returned before the shooting, police said.

Emergency medical services personnel rushed Thomas to Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Police said tips can be made anonymously through the Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers tip number at 254-547-1111 or www.tipsubmit.com.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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