OAKLAND -- Remarks about a jacket and dance moves led to a downtown shooting last October that left a woman bystander dead and two other people wounded, authorities said in announcing the arrest and charging of the suspected gunman.
Charged Tuesday with murder and two counts of attempted murder was Dontay Webster, 22, of Oakland, who was arrested Jan. 16.
His suspected accomplice, Antwain Harrison, 21, of Oakland, who was arrested Oct. 31 on suspicion of murder and being an accessory, has now been charged with the same counts.
Officer Leo Sanchez, the lead investigator in the case, said both men admitted their roles in the shooting.
Killed was Corrin Ray, also known as Corrin Ray Bailey, 21, of Oakland. Bailey was a Laney College student who was fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 1300 block of Broadway while waiting for a bus.
The two people wounded were a 21-year-old San Leandro man and his girlfriend, a 20-year-old Oakland resident. Their names have not been released. Police said they were among the intended targets and that Ray was a bystander who did not know anyone involved in the confrontation.
Sanchez said the shooting stemmed from a "senseless verbal dispute" that started near 17th Street and Telegraph Avenue between a group that included the two wounded people and Webster and Harrison. The pair apparently got upset over remarks made by someone in the group about Harrison's jacket and his dance moves.
Police said the group and the suspects had attended the First Friday event that had ended a few hours earlier. Webster and Harrison followed the group to the 1300 block of Broadway where more words were exchanged before the couple and Ray were shot, police said. Ray had also attended First Friday.
After the shooting, Webster and Harrison ran to where Harrison's car was parked near where the dispute initially started and fled, police said.
Sanchez said video surveillance tape provided by cooperative merchants helped police identify the vehicle leaving the scene. Harrison was linked to the car, and he was identified by witnesses as being at the shooting. A probable cause warrant was issued for his arrest, which happened Oct. 31 while he was driving in East Oakland.
Webster was with him at the time but police did not have enough evidence then to arrest or charge him.
But enough evidence, including Webster being identified as the gunman by witnesses, was gathered later and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested in East Oakland Jan. 16. Besides admitting his involvement in the shooting, he also told police he threw the gun used in the shooting off the Bay Bridge, according to court documents.
Both men are being held without bail.