3 Arrested in Shooting of College Wrestler, Suspected Gunman Sought

Shooting victim Daylon Walker moved back to California about a year ago to help care for a paralyzed family member, his mother says

Three people were arrested overnight in the shooting of a college wrestler last week outside a Pomona gas station.

Police responded to a Pomona neighborhood late Tuesday after a reported sighting of a man wanted in connection with the shooting of Daylon Walker, a college wrestler who recently moved back to Southern California to help care for a family member. A woman and two men, indentified as the driver and passenger in a getaway car, were taken into custody. 

Police said they are still searching for the shooter, identified as 34-year-old Rigoberto Perez, of Azusa. Anyone with information about Perez's location was asked to call 911, police said.

Walker remained hospitalized Wednesday morning in critical condition. The shooter approached Walker, asked him for money, then opened fire in what police said was an attempted carjacking. 

Security camera video captured the shooter and a car connected to the slaying Thursday in the 800 block of Rio Rancho Road. Walker tried to drive away, but rolled to a stop near a gas station pump. 

A station employee said he heard about four rounds fired in the parking lot. 

Walker's mother said he moved back to Southern California about a year ago to help care for his partially paralyzed stepfather. He transferred to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut to join the wrestling team, she said.

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