Shooting suspect freed from jail
Adams and Reynolds were arrested after deputies spotted a van resembling the gunman’s getaway vehicle, officials said. Investigators said they believed that an argument broke out between the defendants and the victims. One of the defendants pulled a handgun and started shooting, investigators said. Killed was Demone Dozier, 28, of Palmdale, who died at a hospital. The shooting wounded two other men; one was hospitalized in critical condition, and the other was treated at a hospital and sent home. The shooting occurred in a group of about 100 people who had gathered just after 2 a.m. May 22 in a parking lot at Division Street and Avenue J. Most of the crowd scattered when the shooting started, investigators said. Detectives said they did not believe the gunmen and the victims knew each other and did not know what the shooting was about. The parking lot is a common late-night gathering spot after the clubs close, officials said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One of two Antelope Valley men charged in a May 2004 shooting in a nighttime crowd in a Lancaster parking lot that killed a Palmdale man and wounded two others has been released from jail. Charles Reynolds, 27, pleaded guilty to lesser charges during his trial after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed attempted-murder charges against Reynolds and co-defendant Kenjuan De Adams, 28, involving a man who chased after the gunmen following the parking-lot shooting. Adams is still on trial facing charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the parking-lot shooting. Reynolds pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of cocaine base and to being an accessory after the fact. He was sentenced to two years in prison and given credit for the time he has served since his arrest May 22, 2004. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “He was given two years in state prison, got credit for time served and is probably out by now,” said Reynolds’ attorney, Larry Baker. Sheriff’s Department records indicate Reynolds was released Wednesday afternoon. The attempted-murder charges that were dismissed against Reynolds and Adams had to do with a man who said he chased after the suspects’ van after the parking-lot shooting and was fired upon from the van. Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell granted a defense motion to dismiss the charges as to that victim, citing lack of evidence, Baker said. Deputy District Attorney Benny Osorio could not be reached for comment.