– A third 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.
Donald Harris, 25 (dob 10-5-87), 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
District Attorney Stefan Mrakich with the Hardcore Gang Division
said the charges mirror those against 20-year-old co-defendant Larry
Darnell Bishop Jr., who was charged last week.
allegedly riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by
Bishop when both men allegedly opened fire on a car driven by
another man who was the intended target, Mrakich said. An innocent
bystander, Victor McClinton, 49, who was walking a fellow coach to
his car at Newport Avenue and Wyoming Street in Pasadena, was
fatally shot, authorities said.
Bishop are charged with McClinton’s murder and the attempted murder
of the driver who crashed his vehicle into a light pole after he
sustained a gunshot wound. A third defendant, Gary Aurthur (CQ)
Davis, 20, is charged in the same complaint as being an accessory
after the fact.
scheduled to be arraigned after 2 p.m. today at Los Angeles Superior
Court in Pasadena, Department D.
Davis return to court Jan. 23 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center,
Department 30, for arraignment.
will decide later whether to seek the death penalty for Harris and