News Update!!: San Bernardino, CA: 2 suspects plead not guilty in the shooting death of a 4 year old boy.
The 2 men suspected of the killing of a 4 year old boy well in front of his grandmother’s home in Highland, California last week pleaded not guilty in court on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 inside a courtroom in San Bernardino, California.
Both suspects, 20 year old Darron Daniels of Moreno Valley, California and 25 year old Maurice Kelley of San Bernardino, California, pleaded not guilty to the charges of 1 count of murder and 2 counts of attempted murder in connection.
Both suspect’s bail has been set at $2 million dollars.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos released a statement in regards to this killing saying, “As a father and grandfather, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain (Daniel’s family) must be feeling right now. This is still an active investigation, but one thing is certain. Whether this is gang-related or not, an innocent child was shot and killed and taken away from us. We will not allow our children to be gunned down. The cowards who committed this senseless crime will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law and justice will be served for Daniel and his family,”
** Picture of 4 year old Daniel Muñoz from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **
Community members in and around Highland, California came together on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 to raise money for the 4 year old boy’s funeral, but it’s not known when the funeral will be held.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 8:28pm PT on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a report of shots heard in the 7400 block of McKinley Street, in Highland, California. Upon arrival they discovered the victim, identified as 4 year old Daniel Muñoz, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The child was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The child was with cousins and an aunts in a front yard when he was fatally wounded.
Authorities late Thursday, July 30th, 2015 arrested 2 people on suspicion of fatally shooting and killing 4 year old Daniel Munoz who was shot in the neck as he played with his stuffed animal in his grandmother’s front yard of his grandmother’s home in Highland, California on Thursday, July 30th, 2015.
** Pictures of the suspects were from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects were identified as 20 year old Darron Daniels of Moreno Valley, California and 25 year old Maurice Kelley of San Bernardino, California for 1 count of murder (P.C. 187) and 2 counts of attempted murder (P.C. 664/187).
Darron Daniels and Maurice Kelley was booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, California where they are currently being held on $1,000,000.00 bail each.
“Children are innocent. It sets in us a certain sense of urgency to find out who did this, who’s responsible and bring them to justice,” said Adam Cervantes with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department thanked the public and the media for their help in their search for the shooters in this deadly shooting.
According to authorities, it’s still unclear if this shooting case was gang related.
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