Homeless woman arrested for alleged murder of charity founder Michael Latt in LA residence
Homeless woman arrested for fatally shooting charity founder in his LA home. Victim's family mourns the loss of social justice advocate.
A tragic incident occurred in Los Angeles when a homeless intruder allegedly shot and killed charity founder Michael Latt in his own home. The suspect, 36-year-old Jameelah Elena Michl, was arrested following the shooting, which took place at 6 pm on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Michl reportedly stayed at Latt's residence after the shooting, and her vehicle was taken as evidence for further investigation.
Latt, the CEO of Lead With Love, a social justice organization that promotes the arts, was well-known in his community. His neighbor, Avarie Shevin, expressed shock and disbelief at the news of his death, describing the impact on the community as "numb and shocked."
Currently, Michl is being held on a bail set at $3 million, and the motive behind the shooting is still unknown. Some neighbors claim that Latt and Michl may have known each other, but the LAPD is actively seeking information from the public to aid in their ongoing investigation.
Latt came from a family with influential ties to the film industry, as his parents are Jonathan Latt, a film producer, and Michelle Satter, the founding senior director at the Sundance Institute. Satter expressed her grief over the loss of her son in a social media post, honoring his dedication to supporting artists and championing organizations that uplifted artists of color.
The tragic loss of Michael Latt has deeply impacted his community and loved ones, leaving many to mourn the loss of a compassionate and dedicated individual.