Two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a father of two at a hookah bar in Riverside last year have been arrested and were behind bars Sept. 20, police said.
Dontay Davis, 31, of Corona, and Andrew Jones, 27, of San Jacinto, have been taken into custody in connection with the death of Derrick Carlisle, 27, of Moreno Valley, Riverside police said in a news release. Officers found the victim wounded in a parking structure on the 1400 block of University Avenue at 3:12 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2019, and he died before he could be taken to a hospital.
Carlisle was shot at a nearby hookah bar, police said. A team of investigators later identified Davis and Jones as suspects.
Davis was arrested Aug. 13, nearly a year after the shooting, at his home on the 800 block of Homestead Road, police said. He was booked on suspicion of homicide, and was held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning as of Sunday.
Police said Jones fled California, and was taken into custody near Scottsdale, Arizona, on Sept. 12. He was still in Maricopa County as of Sunday, pending the results of proceedings for his extradition to Riverside County.
Further details were not immediately released. Authorities have not publicly discussed what might have motivated the killing.
Carlisle is survived by his fiancé and two young daughters, police said. He was an employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Officials asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call either Detective Josh Ontko at 951-353-7135 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or Detective Bryon Adcox at 951-353-7134 and email@example.com. Tips can also be left anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org.