A Los Angeles resident accused of killing a man and injuring a woman during a shooting in Desert Hot Springs is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of murder and attempted murder.
Anthony Webb, 38, of San Pedro is suspected of killing 49-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident Joseph Slaten and wounding a woman on Feb. 14t. Both victims 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 held without bail.