Prosecutors in California say a man and a woman are accused of shooting and killing a Black Navy veteran at a gas station on March 15.
Police say 30-year-old Justin Peoples was shot once and stabbed several times at a Chevron gas station in Tracy, California, just after 9 p.m. Charged with murder. Photographs released by the San Joaquin County Prosecutor’s Office show white supremacy tattoos on Jones’ body.
Garner’s Facebook page indicates that he and Jones are “in a relationship.” A third man, 58-year-old Christopher Damenko, was charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Garner and Jones for allegedly helping to escape capture or escape.
A March 18 complaint alleges Garner stabbed Peoples and Jones to death. Investigators did not say what caused the altercation, but in the complaint against Garner and Jones, the prosecution alleges that the people were “deliberately discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, nationality or country of origin.” Was killed. “
People’s Father Morris CBS told San Francisco That his son was the father of two children who served his country.
“He was just a remarkable young man,” said Maris People’s.
The victim’s aunt, Bernice Boss, condemned the alleged hate crime.
“It doesn’t matter what color you are. Some are black, some are brown, some are light skinned. We have all the colors but we know that the human race is the number one color for us. We need to fight. ” The boss said.
“When members of the community are victims of hate crimes, we will use our resources to bring those responsible to justice,” Tracy Police Chief Seiko Millington said in a press release.
“There’s no room for hatred, Tracy or anywhere,” said Millington.
Garner and Jones have been remanded in custody pending an April 4 arrest warrant.