Daniel Anthony Michel
FONTANA – Four suspects, including three juveniles, were arrested on Wednesday, the day after they reportedly shot an 18-year-old to death.
Daniel Anthony Michel, 19, is one of the four suspected in shooting Albert Pena, 18, of Fontana – the likely result of a dispute between rival gangs, according to Fontana police.
Fontana police officers were told of the shooting at Bill Martin Park shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The park, located in the 7800 block of Juniper Avenue, was where police found Pena suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at an area hospital.
Investigators believe Pena was in the parking lot at Martin Park when he was confronted by a group of people. After an argument, reports stated Pena began running from the suspects. They chased him, firing multiple shots, according to various statements.
Investigators Nate Weiske and Jeremy Hale believe other people were in the park when the shooting took place, possibly witnessing the crime.
It was likely the police were able to locate the four suspects because of witness statements.
All four were arrested on suspicion of homicide, including gang enhancements – occurring at three locations at unspecified times, according to investigators.
Following a 20-minute standoff, Michel was arrested at a home at 7545 Blanchard Avenue in Fontana. Police also arrested a female juvenile at that site.
A male juvenile was taken into custody in the 7900 block of Tokay Avenue while police arrested another male juvenile at another undisclosed location in Fontana.
Michel, who was scheduled for a court appearance in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Friday, was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga while the others were taken to Juvenile Hall.