Authorities arrest five men in connection with a deadly Halloween party at a rental Airbnb house near San Francisco on Halloween
Members of rival gangs from San Francisco and Marin City were among those at the party and there were multiple shooters, police said
Police arrested Jaquez Deshawne Sweeney, 20, and Shamron Mitchell, 30, Jason Iles, 20, and Lebraun Wallace, 28, who all face suspicion of murder and conspiracy
A fifth man Devin Williamson, 21, was charged as an accessory as is being held in lieu of making the $500,000 bail
Contra Costa, Sheriff Livingston, called the October 31 shooting spree a ‘bloodbath’
Tiyon Farley, 22, Omar Taylor, 24, Raymon Hill Jr, 23, Javlin County, 29, and 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins died in the shooting
Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday that he knows residents in the plush San Francisco suburb of Orinda are on edge after the massive party on October 31 and wanted to provide an update, although he could not yet say what sparked the shooting and who shot whom.
Livingston said there is a wealth of evidence to process, including casings that littered the floors and countertops of the four-bedroom home that hosted roughly 100 people that night.
‘In my 32 years of law enforcement, I have never seen a homicide scene like this, ever,’ he said. ‘It was a bloodbath inside the home.’
Suspects Jason Iles, [left] and Lebraun Wallace, [right,] both face charges of suspicion of murder and conspiracy. Devin Williamson, [center], was charged as an accessory
Those arrested include Jaquez Deshawne Sweeney, 20, and Shamron Mitchell, 30, Jason Iles, 20, and Lebraun Wallace, 28, who face charges of suspicion of murder and conspiracy.
A fifth man Devin Williamson, 21, was charged as an accessory.
Members of rival gangs from San Francisco and Marin City were among those at the party, he said, which was advertised on social media.
Livingston said that an altercation started in the kitchen of the house, and witnesses told investigators someone had tried to steal someone else´s property, which may have precipitated the shooting.
Sheriff Livingston said there were ‘multiple’ shooters at the party. Investigators reviewing video from that night saw people tucking guns into their pants as they slipped past a front-door security guard who was drinking from a bottle of Hennessy.
He said some of the people went to the party ‘with intent of causing harm and conflict.’
Five people were injured, which is one more than previously reported. Three had gunshot wounds but one had severe injuries from jumping more than 30 feet from a balcony to escape gunfire.
Tiyon Farley, 22, of Antioch; Omar Taylor, 24, of Pittsburg; Raymon Hill Jr., 23, of San Francisco and Oakland; Javlin County, 29, of Sausalito and Richmond; and Oshiana Tompkins, 19, of Vallejo and Hercules, died in the shooting.
‘It was a bloodbath inside the home.’ – Sheriff David Livingston said the shooting happened when rival gangs were in attendance at a Halloween party held at at an Airbnb rental on Oct. 31
Livingston said while they arrested five people, authorities are looking for others. He said the party was filled with people carrying firearms, including two of the deceased.
Authorities arrested four people on Thursday on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. They are Lebraun Tyree Wallace, Shamron Joshua Mitchell, Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney and Jason D. Iles, were being held without bail.
Party promoter Devin Isiah Williamson, was arrested as an accessory and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky has since said that the San Francisco-based company was taking steps to stop unauthorized parties in the wake of the deadly shooting.