SAN BERNARDINO – Two men were convicted of a gang-related shooting murder of a 21-year-old man on Friday.
The two gang members, Anthony Albert, 21, of Fontana, and Noah Davis, 22, of Ontario, were both found guilty of one count each of murder and street terrorism. Both also had the special circumstances of street terrorism and gun allegations found true. The third suspect, Calvin Ranson, 22, of Fontana, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter with gang, gun and street terrorism enhancements. He will be sentenced next month and faces 17 years and 8 months in prison.
In 2014, the three defendants were driving through their gang territory when they saw David Richardson, Jr., at a Rialto bus stop. The trio identified him as someone who was associated with a rival gang. They parked the vehicle, the passenger handed the gun to Albert, who along with Davis and Ransom got out of the vehicle and began walking towards Richardson. Richardson was on the phone and was waiting for the bus to arrive to go to work. Albert came up from behind him and opened fire, firing at least 7 times.
“When Mr. Albert opened fire, Mr. Richardson tried to run away from his attacker but couldn’t,” Deputy DA Miller said. “The victim was caught off-guard and the defendant, benefiting from the element of surprise, used this advantage to hit his target at least six of the seven times he pulled the trigger. One bullet hit square in Mr. Richardson’s back and another through the back of his head. He ultimately died face down in the street in a pool of his own blood, still holding his cellphone.”
Albert ran back to the pedestrian gate, where the other two defendants held it open until he returned. It was learned that Richardson was not a member of a criminal street gang. Both Albert and Davis are due back in court for sentencing on April 27, 2018, and face 50 years to life in prison.
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