Redlands burglary suspect linked to gangland killing

REDLANDS – Police shot one suspected burglar over the weekend and found that  a second suspefct had ties to a highly-publicized murder of an 11-year-old in San Bernardino.

Redlands police shot and wounded Rialto resident Antonio Jerome Hollis, who was treated at an area hosptial and released prior to being taken into custody on suspcision of  burglary and a parole violation.

Police were called to an apartment complex during a Saturday morning burglary at 11 Tennessee St. One suspect was quickly taken into custody while two others fled by jumping over a wall and climbing onto the roof of a nearby condominium complex.

Hollis, one of the rooftop suspects, tried to escape and police reportedly shot him. He continued to flee, struggling with the officers before he was taken into custody, officials said.

The other two suspects taken into custody were Alonzo Jeffery Monk, 27, of Victorville and Michael Anderson, 26, of San Bernardino. All three, documented gang members, were taken to the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Monk was convicted in the 2005 killing of Mynisha Crenshaw, an 11-year-old child who was caught in the crosshairs of a gang-related shooting. Monk, who pled guilty in August 2006 to involuntary manslaughter, was released from jail in 2008 after he agreed to testify against fellow gang members in exchange for a lighter sentence.

In keeping with Redlands Police Department policy in officer-involved shootings, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detectives have been asked to take over the investigation. Spokesmen for both Redlands and San Bernardino authorities have released no further information.

Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said the unidentified officer that shot Hollis is on paid administrative leave.

Monk was one of a dozen gang members who took part in a retaliatory attack against a rival gang at a San Bernardino apartment complex at the corner of Mountain Avenue and Citrus Street. In the Nov. 13, 2005 shooting, the complex was riddled with bullets, one of which struck Mynisha in her apartment while she was eating dinner with her family.

Outrage surrounded her killing, sending city leaders for solutions to the city’s growing gang-related crime outbreak. San Bernardino, which had always been among the most dangerous cities in the country, was among the leading communities for murders.

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