A US Marine and a second suspect have both been charged with murder after a father was fatally shot in California over the weekend.
Damani Jerry Wiltshire-Beala 22-year-old marine, and Samuel Victor Perez23 years old, was booked into the San Diego Central Detention Center on Saturday following the death of Kyle Delangel. According to San Diego Police DepartmentThe 37-year-old father of three was leaving a bar when he was hit by a car and then shot at close range.
Wiltshire-Beal was a member of the United States Marine Corps based in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego NBC Branch KNSD reported. In that story, the suspect’s name was written as Wiltshirebeal, not Wiltshire-Beal, as police put the name in a press release.
Asked to explain the spelling difference, Major. Mason Englehart indicates that the suspect listed on the file is “Cpl. Damani Jerry Wiltshirebeal” and “his utility uniform display Wiltshirebeal’s last name. ‘ Englehart added, the suspect’s squadron personnel also confirmed Wiltshirebeal’s spelling. However, Major Englehart added that it is possible “he made his name Wiltshire-Beal, or his driver’s license reflects that spelling, or the arresting officer entered it differently.” Remarkable, several branches of the military has only taken steps in recent years to correctly display hyphenated names.
On a related note, the suspect’s Facebook page shows his name as “WiltshireBeal”; High school and graduate program records show the name Wiltshire-Beal. Major Englehart confirmed that the image below and others were posted on the Wiltshire-Beal Facebook page.
Police have released very little information about the case and say only that the three men involved in the case argued when they left the club early on Saturday morning. While in the parking lot, Delangel was hit by a black Chevrolet, and as he approached the driver’s side window, he was shot at close range, authorities said. Police would not say whether they believe Wiltshire-Beal or Perez fired the gun. They also did not say who was driving the vehicle.
According to police, the suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle.
Police said they were called to the scene shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after reports of gunfire. Delangel died four and a half hours later at the nearby Scripps La Jolla hospital, where he was rushed for emergency surgery.
Detectives found Perez and Wiltshire-Beal at their home late on Saturday.
Prison records show both Wiltshire-Beal and Perez are expected to appear before the judge on Thursday afternoon. In California, a conviction for first-degree murder is not required in select cases. The California Penal Code states that any “murder committed by the discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, intentionally at another person outside the vehicle with the intent to cause death.” Thus, intent, not predestination, is what prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to warrant conviction.
According to prison records, Wiltshire-Beal and Perez are being held in separate areas and housing units within the prison.
Meanwhile, the victim’s friends created a GoFundMe account to raise money for a funeral. His three children are now in the care of his grandmother.
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