Richmond ‘Swerve Team’ members charged with attempted murder

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Six men said to be members of Richmond’s Swerve Team gang have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Orinda school board member Carol Brown during a robbery outside her home last year.

The men — identified as Tarell Brown, Ronald James Fluker III, Bobby Ray Williams, Tommie Ray Woods, Torion Demonte Young, and Marrico Teyon Williams — have also been accused of committing home-invasion robberies, a car jacking and burglaries in Danville, Livermore and Fremont from March 24 to Sept. 29 2016, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

They have all pleaded not guilty to the charges and face life in prison due to gang enhancements.

Brown was shot when she and her husband were attacked and robbed just after 9 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2016. They were unloading groceries from their car when they were approached by two male suspects wearing masks. Brown’s husband was pistol-whipped, while Brown was shot after resisting demands to give up her purse, police said. The men fled as Brown’s husband rushed into the home to call 911. Brown and her husband are recovering from the incident.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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