A late-night breakfast at Denny’s turned ugly when a Marine was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the Chula Vista restaurant.
Police have now arrested two sailors and a third man as suspects in the May 15 incident, which began with an altercation and ended in the parking lot, said Chula Vista Lt. Lon Turner.
Jarrel Daniels and Navy petty officers DeMario Zachery and Michael T. Williams allegedly shot Anthony Harrell in the leg and then fled. Harrell, a Marine stationed in Miramar, sustained non-life threatening wounds.
All three suspects were arrested Friday.
Williams, 25, was taken into custody from a US Naval vessel currently in port in Homer, Alaska. A San Diego police SWAT team and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) unit arrested Daniels, 26, and Zachery, 27, at their shared residence at 5192 Sandbar Cove Way.
The shooting occurred at about 2:40 a.m. in the parking lot of a Denny’s on 692 E St. Turner said he does not know if the fight began inside the restaurant.
The sailors have been arrested for conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting from a moving vehicle.
Chula Vista Police Department detectives and NCIS have been investigating the shooting and interviewing witnesses.
Upon arresting the Daniels and Zachery, detectives found a handgun and clothing matching the description of the suspects at the time of the shooting, police said.
Williams will be extradited to Chula Vista to face charges.