One man arrested, other freed in San Bernardino nightclub shootings

People console one another outside the emergency room entrance to Loma Linda Medical Center after two shootouts in San Bernardino.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A week after a pair of shootings outside a nightclub in San Bernardino left three people dead and four wounded, authorities have had to release one person arrested in the crime, but took another one into custody.

On Tuesday, San Bernardino police officials announced that Richard Allen Wynne, 30, of Victorville, was captured by U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas and would be extradited back to California on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Meanwhile, Vincent Malone, 30, of San Bernardino, who was arrested on Friday in connection with the shooting, has been released, jail records show.


San Bernardino County prosecutors said Malone’s case was rejected after further investigation by police. Malone claimed self-defense, said San Bernardino police Lt. Rich Lawhead.

The arrests were connected to a chaotic scene that unfolded March 2 outside Stinger’s Bar and Nightclub and a nearby Arco gas station.

According to police, members of the Deuces motorcycle club were inside the bar on Taco Tuesday, and a rival group tried to enter. Police said they had already been called to the nightclub to ask the rival group to leave.

As patrons spilled into the parking lot about 1:45 a.m., witnesses said 20 to 30 shots rang out and cars and motorcycles collided as people fled, and victims were felled by the gunfire.

Moments later, three blocks northeast, more shots rang out at the Arco service station at East Redlands Boulevard and Waterman Avenue, according to police.

Wynne, who is being held without bail, was the alleged gunman at the gas station and is accused of killing Pretetrial Michael Scott, 28, of Inglewood and attempting to kill a second man.


The two other slain victims were identified as Jerry Jamale Jackson, 36, and Teron Reed, 33, both of San Bernardino. They were shot at Stinger’s bar, police said.

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