Grand Terrace – On Thurs., Jan. 1, at just before 2 a.m., Grand Terrace/Central Station Deputies responded to a call of shots fired. They were dispatched to Cal Skate, located at 22080 Commerce Way in Grand Terrace.
Upon arrival, Deputies located three male victims outside the location suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims and approximately 400 people were attending an all-night New Year’s Eve party at Cal Skate.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD), two of the victims were security guards at the event. One victim was treated at the scene, and two were transported to a local hospital for treatment. At approximately 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, one of the victims – Security Guard, Richard Williamson, 48, of Riverside, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
SBSD Homicide Detectives immediately launched an investigation in pursuit of the suspect(s). On Mon., Jan. 5, five suspects were identified and arrested in the shooting incident: Ezekiel Isaiah George, 18, of Perris; Topaz Prince Crummie, 20, of San Jacinto; Adrian Gentry, 17, of Adelanto; Laquan Trice, 15, of Perris; and Maurice Lamont Martin, Jr., 17, of Perris. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged all five suspects each with one count of Murder; two counts of Attempted Murder; and one count of Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling – with Gang Enhancements filed on each count. Gentry, Trice and Martin are all being charged as adults. All five were arraigned on Jan. 6.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Ryan Smith or Sergeant Jason Radeleff of the Sheriff’s Homicide Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.