Prosecutors filed murder and other charges Wednesday against a La Habra man accused of breaking into a South Whittier home and stabbing the elderly resident to death last week in a seemingly random attack.

Kaszey Noel Encarnacion, 25, was charged with one count of murder, two counts of burglary and one count of attempted mayhem in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials and booking records.

He’s accused of killing 84-year-old Rolland Alexander, who was found fatally on the morning of Aug. 29 inside his home in the 15300 block of Goodhue Street in the unincorporated county area of South Whittier, according to sheriff’s and L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s officials. Authorities later determined that the killing took place the prior day.

Encarnacion is additionally accused of attacking a second elderly man inside another nearby home on the same day as the killing, according to Sheriff Robet Luna. The victim’s son ultimately chased the suspect away.

The killer fled in Alexander’s SUV, which was found parked in Chino about 3 a.m. on Aug. 30, the Sheriff said at the time.

Sheriff’s officials released surveillance camera images of a suspect in hopes of generating clues later in the day.

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau serve an arrest warrant for a murder suspect in La Habra on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. (Credit: LASD)

“Shortly after the press conference, a community member reported seeing a person matching the description of the murder suspect to the Covina Police Department,” sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. “Covina PD officers responded and detained the male. He was identified as Kaszey Encarnacion.

But there was not enough evidence to arrest him in connection with the killing, authorities said. He was reunited with his family, who reported him missing earlier in the day.

“As the investigation continued, additional surveillance video was recovered and investigators narrowed their focus on Encarnacion,” according to the statement. Detectives placed Encarnacion under 24-hour surveillance as the investigation continued.

Detectives ultimately determined they had sufficient evidence to support an arrest. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau served an arrest warrant at the suspect’s La Habra home on Sunday morning and took him into custody.

Bail was set at $2 million, records show. Details regarding his next court appearance were not available Wednesday afternoon.