A judge Thursday denied a bail reduction request from a Los Angeles man accused of fatally shooting a 23-year-old New Orleans resident during a dispute in downtown Riverside.
Daniel Keith Bowman, 22, is charged with murder and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations for the slaying last month of Manuel Mukes.
Bowman’s public defender had submitted a motion to Riverside County Superior Court Judge O.G. Magno seeking to have the defendant’s bond requirement reduced, but the judge denied the motion, leaving Bowman held without bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
He’s next due in court on Nov. 13.
Bowman was arrested Friday morning on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, while his alleged co-conspirator, 25-year-old Deshean Jackson, was arrested around the same time in Riverside.
Jackson is being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for alleged parole violations, according to jail records.
Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said that Bowman encountered Mukes about 2 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the area of Mission Inn Avenue and Orange Street, just across from the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
During a confrontation, the defendant pulled a handgun and shot the victim several times, Railsback alleged. A possible motive was not disclosed, and investigators did not say how the two men knew one another.
Bowman allegedly fled the location in a vehicle, and Mukes was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died a few hours later.
Over the ensuing weeks, detectives began accumulating evidence that pointed to Bowman as the alleged shooter, according to Railsback.
The defendant has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.
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