A Venice Beach hotel owner has been charged with the weekend murder of a local homeless man.

Sris Sinnathamby (dob 1/27/61) was arraigned at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court on September 1. Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $5 million.

Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, is charged with one count of murder in the death of Jascent Warren, who was fatally shot early Sunday near Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk.

The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday along the boardwalk near Rose Avenue.

Twenty-six-year-old Warren died at the scene of gunshot wounds. Another man was shot in the leg and was treated at a hospital and released.

If convicted, Sinnathamby faces up to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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