DENVER (AP) β€” A man suspected of killing a Denver resident a day after being released from jail was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles, police said.

Brian Murray, 40, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of William β€œStu” Hoebel, 77, on Thursday, Denver police spokesperson Doug Schepman said in a statement.

It is not known if Murray has a lawyer.

He had repeated contact with police in Louisville, Colorado in the days before Hoebel was killed, KDVR-TV reported.

After Murray allegedly told dispatchers he was armed and wanted police to shoot him, Louisville police took him to the hospital on Nov. 14 to have him put on an mental health hold. However, no one was available to evaluate him and he was able to leave.

Police took him to the hospital again after getting a court order for an evaluation on Nov. 16 but ended up arresting him after he said had been given a gun but tossed it. He was jailed on suspicion of obstructing government operations and attempting to influence a public servant.

On Nov. 17, after finding the gun, police planned to arrest Murray on additional charges but learned he had been released without having to pay any money.

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