A Los Angeles resident accused of killing a man and injuring a woman during a shooting in Desert Hot Springs was slated to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of murder and attempted murder.
Anthony Webb, 38, of San Pedro is suspected in the Feb. 14 slaying of 49-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident Joseph Slaten and a woman who were found shot in a parked car about 5:30 p.m. near a home in the 12500 block of Avenida Alta Loma. Slaten died at the scene, and the woman, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized with what police described as non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Webb is also charged with the attempted murder of a man who was at the shooting scene but was not wounded, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, Riverside County district attorney’s spokesman John Hall said. Webb’s connection, if any, to the victims was not disclosed.
Webb was arrested March 1 at his home in the San Pedro section of Los Angeles after allegedly barricading himself inside the residence around 6 a.m. After the Riverside County Gang Impact Team attempted to arrest him at the home in the 1200 block of West Third Street, Los Angeles police called in a SWAT team, which took him into custody without further incident about 9:15 a.m., Hall said.
Webb remains being held without bail.