Updated: 5 Suspects Arrested in Fatal Orinda Halloween-Party Shooting

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Jason D. Iles (Marin City), Lebraun Tyree Wallace (San Mateo), Shamron Joshua Mitchell (Antioch), Devin Isiah Williamson (Vallejo), Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney (Marin City)

Law enforcement agencies served Ramey arrest warrants and search warrants in several Bay Area counties this morning and arrested five suspects in connection with the Orinda shooting on October 31, 2019.

The five suspects are identified as:

  • 28-year-old Lebraun Tyree Wallace of the city of San Mateo. Wallace was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 20-year-old Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney of Marin City. Sweeney was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 20-year-old Jason D. Iles of Marin City. Iles was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 30-year-old Shamron Joshua Mitchell of Antioch. Mitchell was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 21-year-old Devin Isiah Williamson of Vallejo. He was arrested on the following charge: being an accessory. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

FRIDAY UPDATE — Sheriffs Office released mug shots Friday of the suspects

Sheriff David Livingston said Friday he wanted to provide the community an update on Thursdays press release where just after 7:00 am, they served search warrants at five locations.

Wallace had prior convictions from DUI, driving on suspended license, receiving stolen property and illegal possession of an assault weapon,

Sweeney, who Livingston said was the suspect observed entering the residence with a firearm and when arrested had a loaded 9mm pistol. He has prior convictions for altercations, displaying a firearm and possession of a firearm

Williamson, who was the promoter of this event, was arrested with charges of conspiracy, carrying a concealed weapon and vandalism.

Mitchell has prior convictions, per authorities: Assault with a deadly weapon, gang enhancements and other criminal threats. Livingston thanked Antioch Police who attempted to make the arrest where Mitchell attempted to flee out of a second-story back window before taken into custody in a backyard.

Livingston said based on evidence at the scene inside the residence, two of the deceased were also armed. The armed deceased person was identified as Ramon Hill Jr. who was a known associate with a gang in San Francisco. He had numerous convictions and on parole at the time of his death. He also identified Javin County as also being armed who had an extensive criminal history and also associated with a Marin City gang who had convictions for grand theft, robbery, assault, obstructing an officer and receiving stolen property and assault with a deadly weapon.

“Its important to note this investigation is still in its early stages. We wanted to make the arrest as soon as we were able with cooperating factual evidence to get them into custody,” said Livingston who says detectives are still seeking much technical information with federal partners and crime lab work.  He also added there are still others they are seeking out.

Orinda Police Chief David Cook said this is an incident that has rocked the community and thanked all the state, local and federal partners for assisting the community.

Orinda Mayor Inga Miller thanked the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office and assisting agencies for this investigating and bringing justice in this investigation.

Livingston said they were still investigating motives in the shooting but said there were rival gangs in the altercation in the home and an attempt to steal property from one person.

“I went into the scene personally, in my 32-years of law enforcement, I have never seen a homicide scene like this ever, it was a blood bath inside the home,” said Livingston. “There were numbers and numbers of casings all over the floor, counter tops so it take a lot of analysis to be thorough.”

Livingston said when it came to security at the party, a person out front was supposed to be patting people down, however, they were observing drinking “Hennessy all night”.

On Thursday, the Sheriffs office said the arrest warrants were served in the cities of San Mateo, Marin City, Vallejo and Antioch.

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff was assisted by the San Mateo Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Vallejo Police Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sheriff’s Office Detectives, assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies, have worked continuously on the investigation into the shooting that claimed five lives at a Halloween party.

The five suspects are identified as:

  • 28-year-old Lebraun Tyree Wallace of the city of San Mateo. Wallace was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 20-year-old Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney of Marin City. Sweeney was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 20-year-old Jason D. Iles of Marin City. Iles was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 30-year-old Shamron Joshua Mitchell of Antioch. Mitchell was arrested on the following charges: murder and conspiracy. He is being held without bail.
  • 21-year-old Devin Isiah Williamson of Vallejo. He was arrested on the following charge: being an accessory. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

“Extraordinary cooperation among multiple law enforcement agencies led to these arrests and a small measure of justice for the true victims,” said Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “Additionally, evidence shows two of the deceased persons inside the house were themselves armed, which may have played a role in this tragedy. We look forward to providing more information in the coming days.”

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, please email: [email protected] or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

 


Original Information (Nov 2, 2019)

The Orinda Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of Lucille Way in Orinda on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at about 10:50 PM.

Orinda Police Officers, along with law enforcement officers from throughout the county, arrived on scene and found a house party with over 100 attendees. The party-goers apparently came from throughout the Bay Area for the Halloween event, which was advertised on social media. The party took place in a home that was found on a short-term rental website.

Arriving Officers found a highly chaotic scene that included gunshot victims, injured party-goers, and numerous people fleeing the scene. Officers triaged the victims, cleared the location for safety and safeguarded the crime scene. Law enforcement officers found three gunshot victims who were later pronounced deceased at the scene. Another died at the hospital.

The victims are identified as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley of Antioch, 24-year-old Omar Taylor of Pittsburg, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. of San Francisco/Oakland and 29-year-old Javin County of Sausalito/Richmond.

Several other victims were transported to local hospitals by ambulance, while some victims transported themselves to the hospital. The injured suffered from gunshot wounds and injuries sustained while fleeing the scene.

A number of law enforcement agencies from the Bay Area assisted during the initial response as well as during the ongoing investigation. These include the Contra Costa D.A.’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Division Crime Lab responded to the home to process the scene. Two firearms were located in the house. The Crime Lab is analyzing the weapons to determine if they were used in the shooting or any other crimes. Numerous shell casings found at the scene are being processed and analyzed by the Crime Lab.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing with numerous interviews of witnesses and the analysis of evidence. The suspect is still outstanding.

Orinda Police Officers were yesterday called to the house at 9:19 PM and 10:25 PM regarding a noise complaint. At 10:48 PM, an officer was headed to the home to investigate the calls. The initial reports of shooting came in around 10:50 PM.

UPDATED

Update on Orinda Shooting – Victim Pronounced Deceased at Hospital

An additional victim from yesterday’s shooting in Orinda has been pronounced deceased at a local hospital. She is identified as 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins of Vallejo/Hercules.

There are now a total of five fatalities in this shooting.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Orinda Police Department or Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441. The Investigation Division can be reached at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: [email protected] or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


21 COMMENTS

    • Wow!!! Smh can we just stay focused on the fact that they have been caught and some justice is coming about…..there are already families hurting and even more families that will be subjected to this nonsense already…..

    • I’m sure the people living in that neighborhood in ORINDA were just delighted to have over 100 hood rats in their vicinity! They were probably thrilled!

      • It’s kinda between Sausalito and Corte Madera, for lack of a better description. Remember where the outdoor flea market used to be? Then it became a shopping center. It had many problems. It’s a very ethnic neighborhood

    • The owners of that house should have interviewed the guy (Wiliiamson) who was the party promoter in person. One look at him should have told them they were asking for trouble. One does not bring people like that to a neighborhood like Orinda! That goes without saying.

  1. Im with Erica!! If these hood rats aren’t involved in hood rat behavior, then this doesn’t happen. Black on black!!!

    • We have a lot of open space in the desert eat of here. Lots and lots of room for more prisons.

    • Did you notice one of Obama’s sons eating a slimy sandwich on the platform of BART? Then badmouthing to the cop who pointed out to him that no food is allowed to be EATEN on that platform area.

  2. More importantly other than all the racial over tones.

    Does anyone notice that everyone involved in the incident is a gang member or associated with a gang and has had a prior gun arrest or violence convictions as reported in the article. Yet our courts and politicians, and members of our community continue to enable and pretend to care about minorities, by keeping them free to roam in our communities. The difference this time, is this happened in Orinda and not in San Francisco, or Oakland. So watch how this crime plays out when this court case wraps up in a year or so. Everyone involved that’s still alive will spend a very long time in prison.

    Secondly, Politicians and some in the public will also blame guns. If justice had been truly served on the front end for the list of gun crimes that this article associated or allegedly where committed by the persons listed above! This incident in Orinda would have likely not happened. However this is how crime in California is being dealt with. You will continue to hear Progressive Politicians yell for reform in the California Justice system. Progressive Politicians and their base will continue to use race and racism to promote there progressive views and in a nut shell the Orinda incident is what you get.

    Good people who work hard for a living in the Bay Area regardless of what color they are don’t want violence in there neighborhoods. Regardless of what race, color, religion your are you can not accept crime or violence regardless of what city or neighborhood you live in.

    If you or someone else can’t obey the little laws like stopping at stop signs, then how are you going to obey laws that keep our communities safe. Example is If anyone saw the Pleasant Hill BART food incident where the guy eating a sandwich, became upset and then tried to dis-obey a law full order of a Police Officer to produce I.D. for a law full violation, then cry racism is one of root problems of or society. Again if you can’t follow or obey the little rules or laws in our society, often bigger things will happen.

    Regardless of what color you are; if you enable or make excuses for the persons responsible for the crimes like what happened in Orinda, sadly you are part of the problem.

    If you blame or assume bad people are of a certain color or race then sadly you are part of the problem as well.

    • Joe S,
      You hit the nail on the head. Very well stated. Unfortunately in California the politicians have no common sense. I urge those politicians to take Joes well written comment heart. Great comment Joe!

    • Let’s face, there is a certain segment of our population which commits more crimes than others do and it does have to do with race. Hands down!

  3. Black lives still matter. Go figure. Black on black killing their own people. Where are the protests at? Go protest about that black people! Lol

  4. Wouldn’t you know it! At least two represented the sewer rats from Antioch. One got off’d! The other one has been arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy.

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