DEADLY DOWNEY SHOOTING RAMPAGE BEGAN WITH CAR SALE AD ON CRAIGSLISTBy Greater Long Beach
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the shooting rampage in Downey last Wednesday [Oct. 24] that left three people dead began with a Craigslist ad a family had posted in an attempt to sell their Chevy Camaro.
Suspect Jade Douglas Harris remained in jail without bail today [Oct. 30] on charges which include three counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of kidnapping for carjacking, three carjacking counts, two kidnapping counts and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Harris has not entered a plea, but if convicted could face the death penalty.
Harris, who has a long criminal history and is a known gang member, was placed on parole in July. Prosecutors said he went to United States Fire Protection Services, the family’s business on Cleta Street on Oct. 24 in response to the Craigslist ad for a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and ended up shooting and killing two employees, 26-year-old Josimar Rojas and 35-year-old Irene Cardenas Reyes, and seriously wounding Maria Fuentes, the mother of the business’ owner.
Harris then allegedly forced the wife of the business owner, Susana Perez Ruelas, to take him and her 13-year-old son to their home nearby, where the Camaro was parked. At the home, he killed Perez Ruelas and shot the boy, who reportedly played dead until Harris left.