Prentice Tonell Grant booking photo
REDLANDS – Police are still searching for a gun in the shooting death that has produced a suspect who shot two people on Friday, November 20.
Prentice Tonell Grant, 55, was arrested six hours later in San Bernardino after Redlands police obtained an arrest warrant.
Several callers reported hearing gunshots ring out at a residence on the 600 block of East Brockton Avenue, near Oxford Street at 12:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they discovered two people had been shot.
An unidentified female, 43, who had been trying to raise money for another homicide victim, was later pronounced dead. A 28-year-old man, also not identified by police, was still being treated. Both had been transported to area hospitals.
Police were able to immediately identify Grant as the shooter. Lt. Travis Martinez said detectives eventually located Grant at a residence in the 2300 block of Leroy Street in neighboring San Bernardino. He said Redlands police officers stopped a car Grant was driving as he was leaving the residence. Martinez said the female victim “was not an intended target in the crime.”
It was ironic, he said, because “she was distributing fliers in the neighborhood in an effort to raise money for another homicide victim from last month.” Grant, he said, “was arrested without incident” shortly after 6 p.m.
Martinez said that information gained from nearby residents was a major influence in getting information on Grant as the shooting suspect. “The last four homicides that have occurred in Redlands,” he said, “have resulted in the identification and apprehension of the suspects within 10 hours of the suspects committing the crimes.”
In each of those homicide cases, he said, “Redlands citizens have come forward and provided police with important details of the crime allowing the police to immediately generate leads.” Redlands police did not disclose a motive for the shootings.