Sheriff describes Orinda shooting as bloodbath, blames rival gangs

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MARIN CITY (KRON) – “It was a bloodbath inside the home.”

Just some of the words used to describe what Sheriff David Livingston witnessed following the Orinda Halloween shooting.

Authorities provided new details in a press conference held Friday afternoon.

The mugshots of the Orinda Halloween shooting suspects have been released.

Orinda Mayor Inga Miller confirmed Thursday that five suspects have been arrested in connection to the Orinda Halloween shooting that killed five people.

The five suspects are from several cities across the Bay Area.

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants Thursday morning in San Mateo, Marin City, Vallejo and Antioch in connection to the arrests.

The sheriff’s department has identified the suspects as:

  1. Lebraun Tyree Wallace, 28, of San Mateo

Wallace’s prior convictions, per authorities: DUI, driving on suspended license, receiving stolen property and illegal possession of an assault weapon

2. Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney, 20, of Marin City

Sweeney’s prior convictions, per authorities: Altercations, displaying a firearm and possession of a firearm

Sweeney was seen entering the Airbnb home with a firearm.

When he was arrested, authorities say he was found to be carrying a loaded 9mm pistol.

3. Jason D. Iles, 20, of Marin City

4. Shamron Joshua Mitchell, 30, of Antioch

Mitchell’s prior convictions, per authorities: Assault with a deadly weapon, gang enhancements and other criminal threats

Thursday morning, the SWAT team arrived to a residence associated with Mitchell.

Once Mitchell became aware of heavy police activity in front of his home, he tried to flee out of the second story back window.

Video shows the attempted escape.

Mitchell jumps out the second story window, lands in the backyard and begins to flee on foot.

There were several police officers in the backyard and surrounding areas.

He was taken into custody shortly after.

5. Devin Isiah Williamson, 21, of Vallejo (Promoter of event)

All suspects except Williamson are being charged with murder and conspiracy without bail.

Williamson is being charged with conspiracy, carrying a concealed weapon and vandalism.

Several agencies have been and continue to work on this case.

The five victims killed have been identified as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley from Antioch, 24-year-old Omar Taylor from Pittsburg, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. from San Francisco/Oakland, 29-year-old Javin County from Saulsalito/Richmond and 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins.

Sheriff David Livingston briefly mentioned that a disturbance occurred at the memorial held for one of the victims, 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins.

Authorities didn’t provide any further details on the disturbance.

Officials say that once the subjects were arrested, they searched for evidence related to shooting.

Two of the victims killed reportedly were also armed with weapons, according to police.

Those two have been identified as 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. and 29-year-old Javin County.

Authorities say Hill was associated with a gang in San Francisco, and County was associated with Marin City “Jungle” gang.

Five additional victims suffered gun shot wounds.

Additionally, several other victims were injured, including some who jumped 30-feet off a balcony to escape.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses.

They say they are gathering several tools to assist with the investigation, including cell phone data and lab data — like DNA work and firearms comparisons.

Authorities are still seeking others now that may have been involved in the shooting.

They emphasized that the investigation is ongoing.

Orinda Chief of Police David Cook briefly spoke at the press conference.

He said the shooting “has rocked our community” because Orinda is known as a “friendly” city.

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