EL MONTE, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man who was arrested in El Monte on Friday on suspicion of rape has an active warrant out for his arrest in connection to a murder in Fresno County, authorities said.
El Monte police responded to a report of a rape in the 4100 block of Tyler Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Upon their arrival, officers observed a man who matched the suspect's description a short distance away from the initial call, and a perimeter was set up.
About four hours later, a police K9 found the suspect, identified as Kaleo Kealoha Schreiner, hiding behind a garage in the 3800 block of Esmeralda Avenue.
Police say Schreiner initially resisted the K9 and ignored officer's commands, but after a bean bag was deployed he complied with police and was taken into custody.
A loaded handgun was found where Schreiner had been hiding.
During the later investigation, investigators learned Schreiner is wanted in Fresno County for the murder of 20-year-old Megan Troen.
Workers discovered Troen's body in the California Aqueduct near West Nees Avenue and Interstate 5 in the Firebaugh area on July 30, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department.
The suspect, who has a small tattoo of an assault rifle above his right eyebrow, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, where he remains pending medical clearance.
He will be booked at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail upon his release.
Fresno County murder suspect arrested in Southern California on rape charge
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