- More than 100 people gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett, Washington, on Sunday night to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer shot and killed inside her home on Aug. 19.
- “We’re good people, why us?" Sok’s husband, Makara, said at the gathering. “I lost my wife, the love of my life. My best friend. My everything. My son doesn’t have a mom anymore.”
- Sok, an award-winning photographer who owned the photography studio Irah Sok Images in Mill Creek, Washington, was in her home with her son and husband when three masked men forced their way inside and shot her to death, according to reports.
- Her son was reportedly unharmed while her husband was injured during the incident.
- The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made so far.
- A GoFundMe has been set up to support Sok’s family.
Over 100 people attended a vigil over the weekend to honor the life of a Filipino mother killed in her home in South Everett, Washington, earlier this month.
Community members, friends and family gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett on Sunday to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer who was reportedly shot and killed by three masked men inside her home on Aug. 19.
- Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer who was in her mid-30s, was fatally shot during a home invasion in South Everett, Washington, on Aug. 19.
- Her husband, Maharak, was injured in the incident. Their son was reportedly unharmed.
- Soh opened her photography studio in Mill Creek in January 2021. Her cousin Aileen Lapuz noted that she was an award-winning photographer and wondered if it was her success that made her a target in the crime.
- The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is searching for three armed men in connection to the shooting. No arrests have been made.
A Filipino photographer was fatally shot during a home invasion in South Everett, Washington.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are searching for three armed men who invaded a family’s home in South Everett and fatally shot Irah Sok, a mother and wife who was in her mid-30s, early in the morning on Aug. 19.
- Ok Ja Kim, an 81-year-old Korean woman, was found dead and "semi-charred" in her Los Angeles home on Tuesday in what police are investigating as a home invasion robbery.
- Los Angeles Police Department investigators believe someone broke into Kim’s home to steal some of her belongings, killed her and tried to set the house on fire in the process.
- Although the case is being investigated as a homicide, Kim’s cause of death has yet to be determined.
- There is currently no suspect information regarding this case.
A Korean woman was found dead and “semi-charred” in her Los Angeles home in what police are investigating as a home invasion robbery.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers responded to a report of a dead body in the 20800 block of Martha Street in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California, at around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
SF police travel to Taiwan to arrest man accused of stealing $3 million in home invasion, kidnapping
- San Francisco police returned from Taiwan on Friday along with a man accused of breaking into a Bernal Heights home on March 16 and stealing around $3 million.
- Doorbell camera footage of the incident shows a heavily disguised man entering the home of a lone woman.
- The intruder reportedly restrained the victim using duct tape, threatened to torture her with a knife and demanded money through instructions on a tablet hanging from his neck.
- After two months of investigation, Tianze Zhang, 30, was identified as a suspect and located in the port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
- Zhang was charged with burglary, kidnapping and making terroristic threats and is currently held at the San Francisco County Jail without bail.
San Francisco police flew to Taiwan to arrest a man accused of breaking into a Bernal Heights home and stealing around $3 million in March.
The authorities arrived in San Francisco on Friday with 30-year-old Tianze Zhang, a Los Angeles resident with an outstanding warrant for felony burglary, felony kidnapping for robbery and felony terroristic threats.
A football player from Concord, California is being praised for stopping a suspect involved in two separate incidents, a car break-in and an elderly home invasion.
The suspect, Roman Banks, broke into the home of a senior Chinese couple, 81 and 87, on Campbell Street in Visitacion Valley in February, according to ABC7 News.
A woman from Texas was sentenced to 37 years in prison for leading several robberies that targeted Asian households.
Chaka LeChar Castro, a 44-year-old mother of five, reportedly led groups that traveled across the U.S., conducting armed home invasions of families of Asian descent, reports the New York Times.
A 34-year-old woman from an Asian household in Queens, New York was raped by two men during a home invasion robbery on Saturday night.
The unnamed victim, who lives near 251st Ave. and 57th Ave. in Little Neck, was reportedly leaving her home shortly after 9 p.m. when two men suddenly forced their way inside. One of the men was reportedly wearing a black ski mask and armed with a gun, reports the NY Daily News.