Homeless Woman Arrested After Allegedly Killing Charity Founder Michael Latt In His LA Home

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A homeless intruder was arrested for allegedly killing a charity founder in his LA home, according to CBS News.

36-year-old Jameelah Elena Michl was arrested after she allegedly shot 33-year-old Michael Latt in his home, CBS News reported. The incident took place at 6 pm Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Michl reportedly stayed at Latt’s residence following the shooting. The homeless woman was still living in a vehicle, and it was taken as evidence for further investigation.

Latt was the CEO of Lead With Love, an organization dedicated to promoting social justice through the arts, per CBS News. One of Latt’s neighbors, Avarie Shevin, expressed her disbelief at the death of the charity founder.

“I’m just numb and shocked,” Shevin said, per CBS News. “It’s so close to home and I keep picturing his face and I can’t believe he’s passed.” (RELATED: ‘I Could Hear Thudding And The Screaming’: Homeless Woman Reportedly Kills Shelter Coordinator In Vicious Axe Attack)

Michl is currently being held on a bail set at $3 million. The motive behind the shooting is still undetermined, however, some neighbors claim that Latt and Michl might have known each other, according to Daily Mail. The victim and suspect’s connection remains unconfirmed. The LAPD is actively seeking information from the public to aid their ongoing investigation.

Latt was the son of influential figures in the film industry – Jonathan Latt, a film producer, and Michelle Satter, the founding senior director at the Sundance Institute, per Daily Mail.

Satter is grieving the loss of her son. “Our beloved son Michael Latt fell victim to a tragic act of violence this week,” she said in a social media post. “Michael devoted his career to supporting artists, championing organizations that raised up artists of color, & leveraged storytelling for enduring change. We celebrate his legacy, love & compassion.”