Po­lice ar­rest two re­lated to shoot­ing

John­son was ar­rested in Vallejo, au­thor­i­ties said

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - FRONT PAGE - By Nate Gartrell

Vallejo’s Fred­er­ick John­son was one of two sus­pects ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the Orinda shoot­ing.

MARTINEZ >> In the lat­est round of po­lice raids con­nected to the Orinda Hal­loween party shoot­ing that left five dead, fed­eral and state au­thor­i­ties ar­rested two men in their late 20s Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Domico Dones and Fred­er­ick John­son, both 29, were ar­rested and booked into the Martinez De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity a lit­tle be­fore 1 p.m. Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to the Con­tra Costa County Sher­iff’s weekly ar­rest re­port. Dones was ar­rested in Martinez, and John­son was ar­rested in Vallejo, au­thor­i­ties said. The Con­tra Costa

County Sher­iff said John­son is from Vallejo.

On Fri­day af­ter­noon, the Con­tra Costa County District At­tor­ney’s of­fice charged Dones with be­ing a felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm and il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of am­mu­ni­tion, both felonies. The charges re­lated to Dones be­ing ar­rested Thurs­day in pos­ses­sion of a “Glock 22 .40 cal­iber hand­gun with a laser scope,” a district at­tor­ney news re­lease says.

The Solano County District At­tor­ney’s of­fice, mean­while, has charged John­son with be­ing a felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm, pos­sess­ing am­mu­ni­tion, and child en­dan­ger­ment.

Though both ar­rests were made in the course of the Orinda shoot­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, nei­ther man has been charged in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing, so far. Au­thor­i­ties say they won’t re­veal how the ar­rests re­late to the shoot­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which re­mains ac­tive.

The Bureau of Al­co­hol, To­bacco and Firearms an­nounced Thurs­day that two sus­pects had been ar­rested, and that guns were re­cov­ered dur­ing the ar­rests. The guns were linked to other shoot­ings in the Bay Area, au­thor­i­ties said.

This is only the lat­est twist in what has been one of the high­est-pro­file mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tions in the Bay Area in re­cent mem­ory. The shoot­ing oc­curred around 10:50 p.m. Hal­loween night at a short-term rental at 114 Lu­cille Way in Orinda.

Last week, po­lice ar­rested five peo­ple in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing, in a se­ries of raids in Vallejo, An­ti­och, Marin City and San Ma­teo. But that was fol­lowed by the bomb­shell news that county pros­e­cu­tors had de­clined to file a case af­ter the ar­rests. Four of those ar­rested have since been re­leased from jail; the fifth re­mains in cus­tody on a pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion.

The vic­tims have been iden­ti­fied as Tiyon Far­ley, 22, of An­ti­och; Omar Tay­lor, 24, of Pitts­burg; Ray­mon Hill Jr., 23, of San

Fran­cisco/Oak­land; Javlin County, 29, of Marin City; and Oshi­ana Tomp­kins, 19, of Vallejo/Her­cules.

Po­lice have de­scribed the shoot­ing and its af­ter­math as “chaotic” and “a blood­bath,” say­ing mul­ti­ple shoot­ers were in­volved and mass panic broke out af­ter the ini­tial shots. In ad­di­tion to those killed at the party, at­tended by more than 100 peo­ple, three peo­ple suf­fered gun­shot wounds and oth­ers were in­jured af­ter jump­ing 30 feet from the bal­cony to es­cape the chaotic scene.

It started when mem­bers of two ri­val San Fran­cisco gangs be­gan shoot­ing at each other in the up­stairs kitchen area of the house, au­thor­i­ties said. Other sus­pected gang mem­bers, from a Marin City apart­ment com­plex known as “The Jun­gle,” were present and may have played a role in the shoot­ing, au­thor­i­ties said.

Con­tra Costa County Sher­iff David Liv­ingston sug­gested at a press con­fer­ence last week that two of the men killed had been armed that night, and were pos­si­bly in­volved in the shoot­ing.

On Thurs­day the ATF an­nounced it is of­fer­ing a $20,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to ar­rests and con­vic­tions of those in­volved.

Dones has a prior rob­bery con­vic­tion out of Santa Clara County, court records show. He is set to be ar­raigned Mon­day, in the AF Bray Court­house in Martinez.

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