3 Suspected Gang Members Face charges for Murder, Robbery and Shootings
Photo: Somewhere Else Sports Bar and Grill
RICHMOND — Three suspected North Richmond gang members have been arrested for murder, robbery and shootings. These crimes occurred in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
The murder victim, 28-year-old Mario Ambriz Jr., was fatally shot 10 times. Ambriz died on June 30 outside the now defunct Somewhere Else Sports Bar & Grill in El Sobrante.
Ambriz was a member of a rival street gang. He was believed to be associated with a 2014 homicide at another bar located in San Pablo. He was apparently killed in retaliation as part of a longstanding gang war.
Two suspects were arrested on October 18th, Joseaphus Goodwin, 39 of Richmond, and Deanzer A. Clark, 35 of San Pablo. A third suspect was arrested on October 6th, Gerald W. Robinson, 45 of Richmond. All three men are charged with murder.
Goodwin and Robinson face additional charges for an unrelated crime that occurred in Walnut Creek on March 23. In this incident, a band member on tour in the San Francisco Bay area was shot during a robbery.
The victim is a member of the Atlanta-based rapper group Lil Baby. He was shot in his shoulder and reported being robbed of jewelry and $7,500 in cash.
Goodwin and Robinson allegedly threaten the victim as he was leaving Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek. A struggled ensued and the victim was shot in his shoulder. Then the suspects robbed him and fled, and the victim was later treated and released from a hospital.
Presently, Goodwin and Robinson remain in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility, and neither man is bondable. However, the third suspect Clark is no longer in custody.