Vincent Harrick was the husband of Lexi Parks and a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff. He began his law enforcement career in the West Hollywood station where he met Parks through her employment with the city. When they became romantically involved, he requested a transfer to avoid any conflict of interest. He first transferred to Lynwood and then to Malibu. The couple lived on N. Orlando Avenue in West Hollywood. After his wife's murder he put the house up for sale.