A man who gave himself the first name "Lucifer" who is accused of killing a financial adviser in Minnesota this weekend was captured Monday night, authorities said.
The Mendota Heights Police Department said there is no known connection between the suspect, 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen, and the victim, 47-year-old Beverly Cory, who was killed in the St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday.
Nguyen is facing numerous charges, including second-degree intentional murder and kidnapping. According to The Associated Press, authorities said he is being held at the Dakota County Jail. He has not yet entered a plea.
According to a statement from Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, authorities allege that on Saturday Nguyen broke into a home, pulled out a handgun and demanded cash from a woman who was at home with her grandchild. Nguyen allegedly stole cash and fled, then led authorities on a car chase, crashed into a pond and ran from the scene, the statement said.
Nguyen, still armed, allegedly went to a senior care facility and and forced an employee into a laundry room, the statement from Backstrom said. Cory was found shot dead at an adjacent office building, the statement said.
Sally Greshowak, who said she was a client of Cory's, told ABC affiliate KSTP in Minneapolis and St. Paul, "She would do anything to help anyone. ... She was a wonderful lady. Just wonderful."
The Mendota Heights Police Department said in a Facebook post Sunday, "On a personal note, we didn't know the victim but we did speak with her family and friends. If she was half as amazing, caring, and resilient as they are, the world lost an amazing soul."
Twenty years ago, Nguyen's first and middle names were legally changed from "Hoang Thanh" to "Lucifer Vincent," according to court records. His last name, Nguyen, has remained the same.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.