Suspect in West Adams Party Shooting Charged With 4 Counts of Murder; Eligible for Death Penalty

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A suspected Jamaican gang member was charged Tuesday with four counts of murder in deaths of four people killed at a restaurant in the West Adams neighborhood of South Los Angeles in October.

Marlon Jones is seen in photos released by the FBI on Dec. 1, 2016.

Marlon Jones is seen in photos released by the FBI on Dec. 1, 2016.

Marlon Jones, 41, allegedly shot and killed a rival gang member while attending a birthday party at a home, which had been temporarily converted into a Jamaican restaurant, in the 2900 block of Rimpau Boulevard on Oct. 15.

A gun battle then broke out, in which Jones allegedly shot and killed three men and wounded 10 others, according to a news release from the Los Angeles county District Attorney’s Office.

Jones was named a suspect in the shooting and added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List Thursday and was captured the next day following a car chase in South Los Angeles.

Jones has been charged with four counts of capital murder and a multiple murder special circumstance allegation that makes him eligible for the death penalty, according to the DA’s Office.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

The DA’s Office has not decided if they will seek the death penalty.

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