Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the murder trial of an alleged Pasadena gang member accused of fatally shooting an innocent bystander and wounding another man in a shooting on Christmas Day.
The innocent bystander was 49-year-old Victor McClinton, who founded and acted as director of the Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League, a Pasadena non-profit that teaches children self-esteem and confidence through teamwork and other skills involving sports.
Leaders and residents of Pasadena and Altadena have been vocal about the effect McClinton had on the communities.
Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, was charged Wednesday with one count of murder with the special circumstances of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and murder to further a criminal street gang, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. He also faces one count of attempted murder, two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Prosecutors "will decide later" whether to seek the death penalty against Bishop, the release states.
Another 20-year-old man, Gary Aurthur, is also charged as an accessory to the crime, according to prosecutors.
A funeral will be held Saturday for McClinton, who was gunned down near Newport Avenue and Wyoming Street.