– A reputed gang member was charged today with capital murder in the
Dec. 25 fatal shooting of a neighborhood athletics coach who was
caught in the line of fire during a car-to-car shooting, the
District Attorney’s Office announced.
Darnell Bishop Jr., 20 (dob 7-8-92), is charged in case GA088554
with one count of murder with the special circumstances of
discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and murder to further a
criminal street gang. He’s also charged with one count of attempted
murder, two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and
possession of a firearm by a felon, charges that include personal
discharge of a handgun.
District Attorney Mark Inaba with the Hardcore Gang Division said
that Bishop and a second suspect, Gary Aurthur (CQ) Davis, 20 (dob
3-13-92), who is charged in the same complaint as being an accessory
after the fact, will make their first court appearance this
afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court in Pasadena, Department D.
charged with fatally shooting Victor McClinton, 49, who was gunned
down about 11 a.m. on Christmas Day at Newport Avenue and Wyoming
Street in Pasadena. The father of two was walking a fellow coach to
his car when he was fatally shot, authorities said.
also charged with the attempted murder of a driver who crashed his
vehicle into a light pole after he sustained a gunshot wound.
There is no
evidence at this time that McClinton’s fatal shooting is related to
a brief high-speed car chase that killed two people in the same area
hours later. Police are still investigating both incidents.
will decide later whether to seek the death penalty for Bishop, who
was convicted of two felony commercial burglaries in San Bernardino