Police report: Pot shop shooter motivated by gang affiliation
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) One of the suspects in a pot shop murder July 17 took the action "for the benefit, in furtherance of, and in association of the East Side Crips" street gang, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by Eyewitness News.
Aaron Patrick Burris, 32, was arraigned Tuesday in Kern County court on seven felony counts, including first-degree murder, robbery and participating in a street gang.
Police made note of his "documented" status as an East Side Crips member as part of their probable cause declaration on a field arrest report.
Burris and 16-year-old Miracle Jackson are suspected of shooting two men inside the First Reliable medical marijuana collective on Chester Avenue. The murdered men were identified as 23-year-old Devin Daniels, of Bakersfield, and 55-year-old Tony Conrad Sherman, of Los Angeles.
Burris was captured Friday night in Oildale, but Jackson remains at large. Police also arrested five other people Friday night on suspicion of being an accessory and participation in a criminal street gang.