GRAND TERRACE (CBSLA.com) — Five suspects are expected to be arraigned Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard outside of a roller rink on New Year’s Day.
KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports that three of the five defendants are juveniles but have been charged as adults. They were identified as Adrian Gentry and Maurice Lamont Martin Jr., both 17; and 15-year-old Laquan Trice.
The other two defendants were identified by authorities as 18-year-old Ezekiel Isaiah George and Prince Topaz Johnson (a.k.a. Topaz Prince Crummie), 20.
All five were charged Monday with one count of murder; two counts of attempted murder; and one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Gang enhancements were added to each count.
Their arraignment is expected to be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The charges stem from the early morning shootout on Jan. 1 outside the Cal Skate rink in Grand Terrace that claimed the life of 48-year-old Richard Williamson of Riverside, a security guard.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokesperson Cindy Bachman says the gunfire broke out after someone was told to leave.
Witnesses said Williamson was shot while trying to protect hundreds of partygoers during the all-night New Year’s Eve party.
The other injured victims were described as adult males, ages 22 and 28.
“I believe two of the victims were security guards at the event. One victim was treated at the scene and two went to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries,” Bachman said. “One of those guards was Richard Williamson and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident was asked to contact Detective Ryan Smith or Sergeant Jason Radeleff of the Sheriff’s Homicide Division at (909) 387-3589.
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