Five convicted felons, four of them teens, have been arrested in connection with an early New Year’s Day shooting outside a Grand Terrace roller-skating rink that killed one man and left two people injured.
The five suspects, who range in age from 15 to 20, were charged Monday with murder and attempted murder, along with sentencing enhancements for alleged gang affiliations, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.
The following five people were arrested: Ezekiel Isaiah George, an 18-year-old from Perris; Topaz Prince Crummie, a 20-year-old from San Jacinto; 17-year-old Adrian Gentry of Adelanto; 15-year-old Laquan Trice of Perris; and Maurice Lamont Martin Jr., a 17-year-old from Perris.
The five suspects have all been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Gang enhancements were filed on each count.
The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Jan. 1 outside Cal Skate, where an all-night New Year’s party was taking place with about 400 revelers, the Sheriff’s Department said.
After the shooters opened fire outside the rink, three people were wounded. Security guard Richard Williamson, 48, of Riverside, died at a hospital.
Two others, described only by authorities as men age 22 and 28, were hurt. Only one was hospitalized. The criminal complaint filed in the case identified the two surviving victims, only one of whom was hospitalized, as Javier Rubio Leon and Schuylar Williams.
All five suspects were set to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon. The three minors were charged as adults, the Sheriff’s Department said.
All five of them have prior violent or serious felony convictions, the complaint states. Martin and George personally fired guns, according to the complaint.
Gentry, Trice and Martin were in custody at San Bernardino Juvenile Hall, while George and Crummie were in custody at the West Valley Detention Center.