Officers announced on Thursday that they have arrested a suspect in connection to the death of Paul Kessler.
Kessler, a Jewish man who was participating in a pro-Israel demonstration, died from a blow to the head after allegedlygetting into a physical altercation with a pro-Palestinian protester. Police said that they arrested Loay Analji on Thursday morning in connection with Kessler’s death for involuntary manslaughter, according to a press release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
JUST IN: Police have arrested a suspect in the death of Paul Kessler — the Jewish man killed at the dueling Israel/Palestinian rallies in Ventura County last week.
Loay Alnaji has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter. Bail set at $1 million. https://t.co/nknn6N3F5v
— Liz Kreutz (@LizKreutzNews) November 16, 2023
Kessler, 69, died just hours after being admitted to a hospital as the result of blunt force head trauma that caused multiple brain and skull injuries.
Analji, 50, will be held in a pre-trial detention facility on $1 million bail, according to the sheriff’s office. Officers noted that the investigation is still ongoing and requested that witnesses to submit any additional information they might have, or video footage of the event that they might have taken.
More information related to the investigation and arrest will be released later today, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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