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Six arrested in fatal Shoreline shooting

38-year-old shot at Wiz Khalifa show, Young Jeezy among those arrested on weapons charges

A 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times Friday night at a Wiz Khalifa show at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Six people have been arrested on weapons charges in the ongoing investigation, including rapper Young Jeezy, who is touring with Wiz Khalifa.

After Mountain View police received multiple reports that shots were fired at Shoreline Amphitheatre around 11:05 p.m. on Aug. 22, Officers found Eric Johnson of Orinda had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release by the Mountain View Police Department.

Johnson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Mountain View police detectives worked with the Irvine Police Department to execute search warrants at the Verizon Amphitheatre, where Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy were scheduled to perform on Sunday as part of the "Under the Influence of Music" tour. Six people were arrested on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, according to the press release.

Besides Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins, 36, the arrests include: Kena Marshal, 39; Peter Maynard, 38; David Kuniansky-Altman, 31; William Gilmore, 48; and Alexa Beason, 52.

None of the six arrested have been identified as a suspect in the shooting Friday night.

A suspect in the shooting is described as a black man in his 20s with short hair, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall, who was wearing black clothes and possibly white pants and a red baseball cap at the time of the shooting, according to the police website. The weapon seen in the shooting is described as a black pistol with a large magazine.

Police are not releasing any specific details on how the shooting played out, or where the incident occurred at the venue, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

Police are looking for any witnesses that have information on the shooting. Anyone with video, photos or similar evidence of the shooting, or of the backstage area prior to the shooting, are encouraged to contact the Mountain View Police Department at 650-903-6395. Refer to case number 14-4346.

For anonymous tips, send them via text to 274637 -- include MVTips in the body of the message.

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Posted by Curious
a resident of another community
on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

My sympathies to the victim's family.

SF Chronicle saying the shots were fired backstage. Does that mean the victim and shooter were employees or guests?


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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

Victim is reportedly an employee. Shooter may have been another employee.


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Posted by Sparty
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on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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arrest warrants served in Irvine


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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Information from the KTVU website:

Web Link


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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Well done, MVPD and all other law enforcement agencies involved!


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Posted by NoNeckJoe
a resident of Gemello
on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Both the MVPD post and the article indicate that the suspects were arrested for *WEAPONS POSSESSION* and that "None of the six arrested have been identified as a suspect in the shooting Friday night". Once again, the Voice headline is misleading (at best). Though adding the word "Investigation" would make it accurate:


"Six arrested in fatal Shoreline shooting INVESTIGATION".

...just sayin'

-NNJ


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Posted by Hip-Hipracy
a resident of Bailey Park
on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Doesn't say they got the shooter...just a bunch of thugs backstage that had guns. This should really shock anyone who knows anything about the hip hip community. It really goes against what hip hop is all about. It's not about claiming you're tougher than everyone or bragging about your partying ways of how much money you have or about how many women you....no, hip hop is a creative expression based in love and peace with a rich history treating women with respect and dignity.


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Posted by Sparty
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on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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Police had search warrants for Jeezy "and five others"

six arrested... if they didn't charge them for being connected to the murder yet, they didn't charge them yet... either they do or don't have a reason for this.

could be they were arrested for guns in public or being a prohibited person with a gun.... They have until tuesday night to charge them with something


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Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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The Shoreline Amphitheatre should be torn down, seems like we are continually reading about troublemakers arrests and now a killing. I suppose Live Nation has a lease the runs into the next millennium.


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Posted by Sparty
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on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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the 2 day rave is coming...wonder if they'll make sure it isn't audible in Reno this time....


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