Anthony Albert (Booking Photo)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Two gang members were convicted Friday in the murder of 21-year-old David Richardson, Jr., who was gunned down at a Rialto bus stop.
A jury found both 21-year-old Anthony Albert of Fontana and 22-year-old Noah Davis of Ontario guilty of one count of Murder and one count of Street Terrorism and found true street terrorism and gun allegations. Both men face 50 years to life each, when sentenced April 27.
On Jan. 12, 2018, 22-year-old Calvin Ranson of Fontana pleaded guilty to one count of Voluntary Manslaughter, with the Gang Enhancement, a Gun Enhancement, and Street Terrorism allegations. He faces 17 years and 8 months when sentenced next month.
The murder dates back to 2014 when all three defendants were driving through their gang’s “territory” and saw someone who they recognized as having associated with a rival gang.
As they drove past the individual, a passenger in the vehicle identified David Richardson as “the enemy.” After parking the vehicle, a passenger handed a loaded handgun back to Albert, Davis and Ransom. Albert took the gun and all three men exited the car and started walking towards Richardson.
The victim was on the phone, waiting at the bus stop to go to work, when Albert snuck up behind him and opened fire.
According to Deputy DA Mallory Miller, who prosecuted the case, the defendant fired his weapon at least seven times.
“When Mr. Albert opened fire, Mr. Richardson tried to run away from his attacker but couldn’t,” Deputy DA Miller said. “The victim was caught off-guard and the defendant, benefiting from the element of surprise, used this advantage to hit his target at least six of the seven times he pulled the trigger. One bullet hit square in Mr. Richardson’s back and another through the back of his head. He ultimately died face down in the street in a pool of his own blood, still holding his cellphone.”
After shooting the victim, Albert ran back to the other two defendants who had been waiting at a pedestrian gate, keeping it from closing until Albert returned.
The motive stemmed from a gang feud dating back to 2005. Although Richardson was not a member of a criminal street gang, the defendants believed him to be an associate of their rival gang. This case was investigated by the Rialto Police Department.
Noah Davis (Booking Photo)