SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two brothers should be convicted of murder and attempted murder for fatally shooting a rival gang member and wounding another man in Lincoln Park in retaliation for a fatal shooting a day earlier, a prosecutor said Monday.
Antuon Grey, 25, and Deandre Grey, 23, are charged in connection with the Jan. 21, 2012, shooting death of 32-year-old Edwin Jackson and the wounding of 42-year-old Dave Lockett.
The Greys "went out to exact revenge," Deputy District Attorney Patrick Ojeil told the jury in his opening statement. "The two defendants went out hunting."
The prosecutor said the Greys made two "huge mistakes" in not covering their faces and leaving physical evidence behind at the scene.
Ojeil said the brothers drove to an apartment complex on Solola Avenue in rival gang territory near Paradise Hills about 4:30 p.m. and came upon Jackson and Lockett.
When Jackson asked the brothers "what's up" in derogatory gang language, Antuon Grey fired two shots, hitting the victim in the stomach, according to the prosecutor.
Ojeil said the defendants chased Jackson, shooting him seven times and killing him.
Deandre Grey was a "major contributor" to DNA taken from a gray beanie found near the getaway car, according to the prosecutor.
Lockett positively identified Antuon Grey as the man who shot him after being shown a photo lineup, Ojeil said.
Jeffrey Martin, the attorney for Deandre Grey, told jurors that no one will come into court and identify his client as one of the two people who confronted the victims that night.
DNA from inside the gray beanie could have come from one of at least five people, Martin said, urging the jury to find his client not guilty.
Antuon Grey's attorney, Wil Rumble, told the jury that his client did not commit the crimes.
"He's the wrong guy on trial," Rumble said in his opening statement.
Rumble said Lockett's identification of Antuon Grey as the shooter is "unreliable" and "inaccurate" because the events happened very quickly and Lockett was focusing on the weapon.
Rumble urged jurors to find his client not guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
The Grey brothers were charged in April 2012 while they were in custody for unrelated crimes.
Authorities say that a day before the killing of Jackson, a gang cohort of the Greys was fatally shot in Chula Vista and another person was wounded in the attack.