Rancho Cucamonga man and woman arrested in connection to murder of Corey Deshawn Cooper
The two suspects allegedly involved in the May 2021 shooting death of Corey Deshawn Cooper have been arrested.
Anthony Spennato (40) and Beth Ullom (39), both residents of Rancho Cucamonga, were booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino on April 28th. Spennato faces murder charges and a bail amount of $1 million. Ullom, who was charged with accessory to murder, is being held on $50,000 bail.
The incident took place around 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 6, 2021. A three-vehicle traffic collision on 10800 block of Church Street in Rancho Cucamonga prompted several 911 calls. One of the drivers, 39-year-old Corey Deshawn Cooper of Moreno Valley, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other two drivers were not injured.
“Deputies and medical aid believed the driver, Corey Cooper, had a gunshot injury and requested detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division to conduct the investigation,” according to the release from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. “Detectives determined Cooper had been shot nearby and lost control of his vehicle, causing him to veer into oncoming traffic and collide with two vehicles before coming to rest.”
The suspects were not located until nearly a year later. Detectives believed a white Jeep was a suspect vehicle in the incident and found information on it through multiple databases. They determined that it was registered to the suspects, Spennato and Ullom.
“Although the Jeep had been sold approximately two weeks after the incident, detectives located the Jeep and determined it was the same Jeep involved in the shooting.”
Spennato and Ullom were subsequently interviewed and arrested.