Man Sentenced for Fatal Shooting of Laney College Student in 2013
A 25-year-old man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Laney College student in downtown Oakland in 2013.
Antwain Harrison, who prosecutors said acted as an accomplice, and Dontay Webster, 25, the suspected gunman, initially were both charged with murder for the fatal shooting of Corrin Ray in the 1300 block of Broadway,
near Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, at about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2013.
Webster and Harrison also were charged with two counts of attempted murder because two other people, a man and woman, were also shot but survived their injuries.
But last April 13 the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office agreed to allow the two men to plead no contest to the lesser charge of manslaughter and to dismiss the attempted murder charges against them.
The plea agreement called for Webster to get a 15-year state prison term and for Harrison to get a 4-year term.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul Delucchi formally sentenced Webster June 9 and sentenced Harrison today.
Although Harrison was sentenced to a 4-year term, Alameda County jail records indicate that he will be released from custody soon, as he was arrested on Oct. 31, 2013, about three weeks after the fatal shooting, and
has already been in jail for more than four years.
Oakland police Officer Leo Sanchez wrote in a probable cause statement that Harrison was arrested after a witness identified him as being involved in the shooting.
When Harrison was interviewed, he “gave several admissions to his involvement in the murder and attempted murders,” Sanchez said.
Oakland police Officer Michael Murphy wrote in a separate probable cause statement that Webster was arrested on Jan. 16, 2014, after a warrant was issued for him.
Video footage from a surveillance camera at a business near the shooting scene shows Webster carrying out the shooting and fleeing the area, Murphy said.
After Webster was arrested, he confessed to being the shooter and said he had discarded the gun he had used by throwing it over the Bay Bridge several days after the shooting, according to Murphy.
Ray’s aunt Marcie Bias, an instructor at Laney College, said shortly after the shooting that Ray had been an innocent bystander.
Bias said Ray, who was known to her family as Corrin Ray Bailey, had been at the First Friday art festival in downtown Oakland earlier in the evening and was waiting at a bus stop when the shooting began.
Bias said there were three people, a man and a couple, arguing near Ray. The man went to his car and came back and fired shots. Ray was hit along with the couple.
All three were taken to a hospital, where Ray succumbed to her injuries.
Bias said Ray was studying at Laney College and the week before the shooting she had started her first day on the job with the Contra Costa County juvenile justice system.