Contra Costa County sheriff’s officials in California said that they had arrested one of the three suspects sought in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old William Sims, who they say was targeted because of his race.
Sims was discovered in the early morning hours of Nov. 12 by a sergeant on patrol. Sims was found lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Late Wednesday, Daniel Porter-Kelly was arrested on robbery and murder charges and is also facing hate crime enhancements, while deputies are still looking for 32-year-old Ray Simons of Hercules and 31-year-old Daniel Ortega. Both of them are considered to be armed and dangerous.
Contra Costa County prosecutors and sheriff’s officials did not give details on the alleged hate crime because of the ongoing investigation.