Police in Stockton, Calif., have made a third arrest in the homophobic hate crime that occurred 3,000 miles away from Orlando, Fla. but on the very same early morning as the Pulse massacre.
Austin Richardson, 18, was arrested Tuesday, reported NewNowNext. He’s charged with a hate crime as well as assault with a deadly weapon: a paintball gun that police say he used to shoot a man and a woman leaving the Paradise Club. Police say the building was also struck and had been hit a month earlier.
A 26-year-old woman was hit in the arm, while a 27-year-old man was shot in the back, according to the report.
Two other suspects, Branden Staples, 19, and a 16-year-old boy whose name was not released are charged in connection with the attack. Police say they were nabbed shortly after the incident on June 12.