A third reputed gang member was charged today in connection with the Christmas day shooting death of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee in Pasadena.
Jerron Donald Harris, 25, was charged with murder for the shooting of Victor McClinton, who police and prosecutors said was an innocent bystander in a car-to-car shooting.
The murder charge includes the special-circumstance allegations of shooting from a motor vehicle and murder to further a criminal street gang, making him eligible for the death penalty. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek death.
Harris was also charged with attempted murder for the wounding of the shooting's intended victim, who wound up crashing his vehicle into a tree. He was also charged with two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, was charged with murder and other charges last week in connection with the shooting. Another 20-year-old man, Gary Aurthur Davis, was charged with being an accessory after the fact.
All three defendants are scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 23.
According to police and prosecutors, McClinton, a 49-year-old law enforcement technician, neighborhood athletics coach and father of two, was walking a fellow coach to his car when the gunfire erupted around 11 a.m. Dec. 25 at Newport Avenue and Wyoming Street.
According to the District Attorney's Office, there is no evidence that McClinton's shooting death was related to a brief high-speed car chase in which Tracey Ong Tan, 26, of Glendale, and her 11-year-old cousin, Kendrick Ng, of Daly City, were killed on Christmas Day in Pasadena.
Reputed gang members Darrell Lee Williams, 22, and Brittany Michelle Washington, 21, were charged with murder and other counts in connection with the pursuit and deadly crash.