A man accused of opening fire outside a San Bernardino liquor store, killing three people including a 9-year-old, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder Monday.
Trayvon Brown, 24, pleaded not guilty to murdering Travon Williams, 26, his son Travon Jr., 9, and Samathy Mahan, 25, as they exited a liquor store at the 2900 block of Del Rosa Avenue July 8, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
Both Williams and his son died in the hospital, and Mahan was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The mother of the 9-year-old boy killed in the shooting wept in court, prompting a scoff from Brown, who then shook his head.
Investigators say Brown is a long-time gang member with a long criminal history. Police say he targeted Mahan because the two were in a fight over a woman.
Though Mahan was a gang member, Williams was not, which makes it unclear why he and his son were shot allegedly by Brown.
Brown is scheduled to be back in court next month. His bail is currently set for $3 million.
Jill Milton, whose daughter attended school with 9-year-old Travon, mourned at the shooting site Monday.
"I want him to rot in hell for what he did," Milton said of Brown. "If it's gang related or whatever, you didn't have to do it like that -- take people's lives away -- especially a 9-year-old," Milton said.