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Sentencing Delayed for Duarte Gang Member Convicted in Pasadena Mass Shooting

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:46 pm

Sentencing has been delayed for a purported Duarte gang member convicted for his part in a 2017 mass shooting in Northwest Pasadena that left three people dead and two others wounded.

Isaiah Jack Daniels is now scheduled to be sentenced on March 8 for his part in the deadly shooting stemming from a gang feud between gang members in Pasadena, Altadena and Duarte, according to a City News Service report.

According to police, Daniels, 27, was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 6, 2017, when Antoine Sutphen Jr. and Ormani Duncan were fatally shot on Claremont Street, near North Fair Oaks Avenue, shortly after 11:30 p.m. during a curbside vigil for a man who was shot and killed on Dec. 15, 2017.

An unidentified woman and man were also shot. The woman suffered critical injuries. The man’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

The wounded woman sought help at a nearby city fire station. Duncan died in a car on his way to Huntington Hospital after a woman attempted to drive him and the wounded unidentified man to the hospital. The driver crashed at the corner of California Boulevard and St. John Avenue, near the facility.

Detectives later connected the shootings to the Dec. 22, 2016, fatal shooting of  Brandon Douglas on Fair Oaks Avenue.

Daniels fled to Mississippi after the shooting and was later extradited back to California.

Daniels, Pernell Barnes, Charod Robinson, and Derion Davon Lee were convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and murder by the discharge of a firearm from a vehicle.

A jury convicted Daniels, Barnes, and John Wesley Robinson of the Sutphen and Duncan murders and the attempted murder of the woman.

Robinson and Barnes have each been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

A third suspect, Derion Lee, was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. Lee was charged with the Douglas murder.

Within 48 hours of the incident, police arrested 10 people on various weapons charges.

Eventually, the Pasadena Police Department’s violence reduction task force seized 42 weapons and arrested 24 people on gun charges.

“It was horrible for everybody — the victims, the family members and the families of the suspects,” Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said after the shooting.

“We organized resources around protecting the community and stopping the shootings, and it worked, Perez said. “Unfortunately, the circumstances that got us there were terrible. This is not what a community needs as we attempt to establish a better quality of life for everyone.”

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