Photo: Scene from May 6 double murder
SAN DIEGO – San Diego police made two arrests in connection with a double homicide. It occurred outside a San Diego recreation center in early May.
Police arrested Shannon Bryant, 29, on May 15 on two charges of murder. His charges included allegations that the crimes were committed to benefit a gang. Police charged Bryant, who pleaded not guilty, with being a felon in possession of ammunition.
A week earlier, police arrested Elliot Williams, 28, on suspicion of violating the terms of his post-prison release program. Since his original arrest, police rebooked Williams on the same murders charges as Bryant.
The arrests came in connection with the fatal May 6 shootings of Tony Jackson, 33, and Robert Brown, 37, at the Mountain View Recreation Center in San Diego.
The shootings occurred in the middle of the afternoon outside of the recreation center. San Diego police investigators allege that Jackson got into a confrontation with Williams a few hours before the shooting occurred.
Both Bryant and Williams could face the death penalty if convicted because of the gang charges connected to the murder charges.