Two Maine men are in a Los Angeles jail charged with murdering a homeless man in Hollywood.

Troy McVey, 22, and Colby Kronholm, 21, who are originally from the Greenville area at the base of Moosehead Lake, are being held on $1 million bail after they were seen by an off-duty officer robbing and shooting a man, Los Angeles police said in a news release.

The incident occurred in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard on Sunday just before midnight.

The officer and other witnesses saw a man smashing the windows of a car, then confronting the victim and demanding his money, police said. The man shot the victim numerous times, the release said.

The officer and other citizens followed two men to Wilcox Avenue, where Hollywood patrol officers arrested them.

The victim, a man between 55 and 60 years old with no identification, was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, police said.

Police were seeking information from the public about the case and asked that anyone with information to call 213-382-9470.

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