RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of a 42-year-old father to eight and grandfather to six in Riverside.
Oran Wheaton-Esclovon of Riverside died at a hospital on March 20, 2021 as a result of a drive-by shooting in the 3600 block of Douglass Avenue. It was there that authorities received calls of the shooting. A second victim struck by gunfire was taken to a hospital but survived.READ MORE: Family Of George Floyd Joins Family Of Anthony McClain, Of Pasadena, Who Was Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting
While investigating, Isaiah Jahfaree Lewis, 18, of Colton was identified by authorities as the shooting suspect.READ MORE: Shootings With BB Or Pellet Gun Continue Across SoCal Freeways
Lewis has been arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations. Lewis’ bail has been set at $2 million.
“It was also determined the victim was not part of any gang nor was he the intended target in the shooting,” authorities said in a press release, indicating that the suspect is an alleged gang member.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested In Palisades Fire; Evacuation Orders Lifted As Containment Grows
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information was asked to call Detective Brett Stennett at (951) 353-7213 or Detective Trevor Childers at (951) 353-7130.