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Three Colton Men Arrested Before Planned Halloween Attack

Three Colton Men Arrested Before Planned Halloween Attack

YUCAIPA – Three young men from Colton who police say were planning to shoot random people with paintball guns on Halloween were identified, interviewed, and turned themselves in on Halloween.

On Saturday, the three juveniles were walking in the area of Brandon and Cramer Roads in the City of Yucaipa when three suspects drove by in a black Honda and shot several times from two paintball guns. Two of the victims were hit, both sustaining minor injuries. Through investigation, they learned that the three suspects were former students of Yucaipa High School. They also learned that the victims were part of a random attack and that the three were planning to go out shooting at random subjects on Halloween as kids were Trick-or-Treating.

The three suspects were all contacted and interviewed by phone on Monday. At the end of the interview, the suspects had all agreed to turn themselves in. On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the three men identified as Andrew Miner, 18, Austin Agee, 19, and Tristin McDaniel-Roper, 18, all of Colton turned themselves into the Yucaipa Police Station. All were booked into the Central Detention Center and are being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Authorities believe there may be other victims were were shot by the suspects with paintball projectiles.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department Detective Division. If you choose to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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  • Tristin-McDaniel-Roper: SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
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