SAN BERNARDINO – Police said the shooter who killed a man at a party had been among those mingling inside the home early Sunday morning.
Deandre Williams, 27, of Rialto was shot to death at 1:20 a.m. on the 5500 block of North Osborne Court, but police said they have no clues to the identity of the man who shot him. San Bernardino Police spokesman Gary Robertson said, “We don’t have an argument, we don’t have hand gestures, we don’t have any problems at the party before this shooting.”
On Monday, San Bernardino investigators discovered that Williams was a documented member of a Rialto-based gang. Rialto is a city located about 10 miles from San Bernardino. Police are still trying to track down the shooter’s identity, along with a motive for the attack. Witnesses from the party that numbered approximately 100 people told police little that would help disclose motives or identity of the suspected shooter.
Since Williams is a documented gang member, police have not ruled out it was a gang-related shooting. The unknown suspect, said Lt. Rich Lawhead in a release, is a black male estimated to be in his 20s.
Police, who said there were about eight people milling around in front of the residence at the time of the shooting, suspect that the shooter was an uninvited guest. The shooting occurred about one mile from the California State University campus.
This is the ninth homicide in San Bernardino in 2014.