POMONA – Looking too young to shave, a 14-year-old Pomona boy made his first court appearance Friday for allegedly shooting and killing two teens at a local park.
Denzel Isaiah Omar is one of six suspects – all 16 or younger – charged as adults and potentially facing life in prison without the possibility of parole for allegedly attacking a group of gang rivals Jan. 29 at Ted Greene Park in Pomona.
Prosecutors accuse Denzel Omar of firing 13 times with a .22-caliber rifle during the incident at Orange Grove and La Verne avenues, according to Deputy District Attorney Bjorn Dodd.
“I don’t know what specifically sparked it,” Dodd said. “It’s Bloods versus Crips.”
The two people killed in the shooting were Timmy Moore, 17, and Prithesh Dunn, 15. A 16-year-old boy was shot and injured.
Rounding out the six suspects are five 16-year-olds from Pomona. They include:
Dayveon Thomas, who was arrested the day of the shooting after police found him hiding behind a home near the park.
Devin Adel Omar, brother of Denzel Omar. The brothers were arrested by Pomona police Tuesday in Canyon Country.
Johnny Moore was arrested Thursday.
Davontay Jenkins was arrested Thursday.
Samuel Boyd was charged by prosecutors Friday but had not been arrested, said Pomona police Sgt. Marcus Perez.
All six defendants are charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.