An Orange County man was charged Tuesday in connection with a weekend shooting in Downtown Long Beach that left one man dead and wounded another who was believed to have been an unintended target.
Daniel Williams, 24, of Santa Ana, was charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and having a concealed firearm that wasn’t registered, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He was arrested about 9 p.m. Saturday by police detectives at his Long Beach home, the LBPD reported.
“Homicide detectives collected evidence of his involvement in the shooting death of Javante Fearence, that occurred earlier that day,” according to a police statement. “At the time of Williams’ arrest, he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. Preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to the incident.”
Officers were sent at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday to Broadway and Pine Avenue regarding a shooting, and they came upon an off-duty nurse giving aid to Fearance, who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, said Arantxa Chavarria, LBPD public information officer.
Paramedics took him to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, Chavarria said.
Officers also contacted a second shooting victim with a non-life-threatening wound to his upper body. He was treated and later released from an area hospital, she said.
“A preliminary investigation revealed one of the victims and a suspect had been involved in a verbal dispute, which escalated to a shooting,” she said.
Williams has remained behind bars since his arrest, jail records show. He is set to be arraigned Aug. 18 in a Long Beach courtroom.