Deputies Arrest 5 Suspects for New Year’s Shooting
GRAND TERRACE – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies arrested five suspects for a New Year’s Day shooting that killed a security guard and injured two other men.
Five days after Richard Williamson, 48, of Riverside, died from gunshot wounds at a New Year’s Day party at the Cal Skate rink, investigators were able to pursue leads to arrest the suspects, four teenagers and a 20-year-old.
Topaz Prince Crummie, 20, of San Jacinto; Ezekiel Isaiah George, 18, of Perris; Adrian Gentry, 17, of Adelanto; Laquan Trice, 15, of Perris; and Maurice Lamont Martin, Jr., 17, of Perris, were all taken into custody on Tuesday. They were arraigned on Tuesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Approximately 400 people were in attendance at Cal Skate, a New Year’s Eve party that was set to take place all night. After the shooting, investigators were able to conduct enough interviews – that are continuing after the arrests – that were able to pinpoint the identities of the suspected shooters.
Williamson, a security guard at the skate rink, was shot and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Williamson was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m.
Another 22-year-old security guard was shot, along with a 28-year-old male. Their names were kept confidential, but sources said both men will survive. One was treated at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged all five suspects each with a single count of murder, two additional counts each of attempted murder, one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, also gang enhancements accompanying each count.
Gentry, Trice and Martin will be charged as adults, according to the District Attorney. All three were in custody at San Bernardino Juvenile Hall.
George and Crummie are in custody at the West Valley Detention Center. Det. Ryan Smith and Sgt. Jason Radeleff are heading up the investigation, both seeking additional information from witnesses.
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