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Suspects Charged In San Leandro Tattoo Party Killings

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Three people were shot and 3 others injured in a San Leandro industrial area on the morning of October 2, 2011. (CBS)

Three people were shot and 3 others injured in a San Leandro industrial area on the morning of October 2, 2011. (CBS)

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — Four suspects were charged Monday with three counts of murder and four counts of premeditated attempted murder for a shooting after a tattoo party last October that left three people dead and three others wounded.

Suspects Aaron Stewart, 19, of Fairfield and Anthony Perry, 21, of Oakland were arrested Thursday, and Stanley Turner, 18, of Oakland was arrested around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, San Leandro police said.

Paul Arthur Stevenson III, a 20-year-old Oakland man, was arrested on Oct. 20, 18 days after the Oct. 2 shooting.

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(L-R) Anthony Perry, Aaron Stewart and Stanley Turner are accused of murdering three people following a tattoo party in San Leandro in October 2011. (San Leandro Police)

Stewart, Perry and Turner were arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward Monday and Stevenson is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to enter a plea.

The four men are also charged with the special circumstance of committing multiple murders, which means that they could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole if they’re convicted of at least two counts of murder, including at least one first-degree murder.

Police said the shooting occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 2, about 50 minutes after the end of a tattoo party held at a warehouse in the 2600 block of Alvarado Street in San Leandro.

After the party, the suspects shot at a green Ford Explorer containing seven people, striking six, three of whom died from their injuries, police said.

The seventh victim ran from the car after the incident, but police later located him.

Killed in the shooting were 16-year-old Leneasha Northington, a student at San Leandro High School, 19-year-old Shanice Kiel of San Francisco, who had been accepted at San Francisco State University, and 23-year-old Joshua Alford of Oakland.

Stevenson, Perry and Stewart are all charged with firing the shots that killed the three victims.

Turner joins them in being accused of three counts of murder and four counts of premeditated attempted murder for allegedly providing the 9 mm handgun used in the triple homicide and driving the suspects out of the area to avoid arrest.

San Leandro police estimated shortly after the shooting that about 200 people attended the party, most in their late teens or early 20s, and that the party was heavily promoted on social media sites such as Facebook.

The party had ended by the time the shooting happened around 1:20 a.m., but there was still a large group of people in the parking lot, police said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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