PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a third reputed gang member in the shooting death of an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department employee who was a popular youth sports coach.
Jerron Donald Harris, 25, was charged with killing Victor McClinton, who police and prosecutors said was an innocent bystander in a car-to-car shooting, on Christmas Day outside his Pasadena home.
The murder charge includes the special-circumstance allegations of shooting from a motor vehicle and murder to further a criminal street gang, making him eligible for the death penalty.
Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek death.
Harris was also charged with attempted murder for injuring the man prosecutors said was the intended target. That victim wound up plowing his vehicle into a tree.
The suspect was also charged with two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, was charged with murder and other charges last week in connection with the shooting. Another 20-year-old man, Gary Aurthur Davis, was charged with being an accessory after the fact.
All three defendants are scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 23.
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