Five Arrested in Connection With Deadly Orinda Shooting

Holly Quan
November 15, 2019 - 10:22 am
Four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a home rented through Airbnb for an unauthorized party on Oct. 31, 2019.

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Five men are under arrest in connection with the deadly Halloween night shootings at an illegal Orinda house party, but there's still no hint as to what sparked the gunfire.

The arrests were made in Vallejo, Antioch, San Mateo and Marin City.

According to investigators, two of the five people killed that night were armed. It is also reported that one of the victims arrived with the suspects. 

Investigators remain silent about a motive or whether there are more people involved. Security video from neighboring homes on Lucille Way show two party goers brandishing weapons after the shooting, but it is not clear whether they were involved. One of the suspects was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory, while the others are being held without bail under suspicion of murder and conspiracy.

The arrests in Marin City have hit the community hard.

Two of the suspects arrested are 20-year-old Jaquez Sweeney, who played basketball for Drake High School, and 20-year-old Jason Iles, who played for Tamalpais High School. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that 29-year-old Javlin County, who was killed at the party, arrived with the suspects.