Two men accused of gunning down a customer at a Riverside hookah bar must stand trial for murder and other charges, a judge ruled Friday.

Dontay Dwayne Davis, 33, of Corona and Andrew Lewis Jones, 30, of San Jacinto are accused in the 2019 slaying of 27-year-old Derrick Carlisle near the intersection of University and Iowa avenues.

Following a preliminary hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for both men on the first-degree murder count, as well as a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

Schwartz scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment for Aug. 3.

Both defendants are being held without bail — Davis at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, and Jones at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

Riverside Police Department Officer Ryan Railsback said both defendants were identified as the alleged attackers following a nearly yearlong investigation into the attack, which occurred about 3 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2019.

Carlisle, a Department of Motor Vehicles employee, was in the bar when the men confronted him. Railsback alleged that the pair targeted the father of two without provocation, shooting him in the upper body.

It was unclear whether they knew the victim. There was no robbery.

The defendants fled before patrol deputies reached the business, where Carlisle was pronounced dead moments later, Railsback said.

With the help of investigators from the Riverside and San Bernardino County sheriff’s departments, the men were ultimately identified as the alleged assailants.

Davis was arrested in August 2020 after homicide detectives served a search warrant at his home on Homestead Road.

U.S. marshals tracked Jones to a residence in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was taken into custody without incident on Sept. 12, 2020. He was extradited to California one month later.

According to court records, Davis has prior felony convictions from 2007, but the offenses weren’t specified. Jones has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.

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