Three Men Arrested in Garden Grove Killing

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Three men were behind bars Friday awaiting extradition to Orange County to face charges in connection with the robbery and killing of a Garden Grove resident three years ago.

Frederrion Lawayne Johnson, 22, of Dallas, was charged May 26 with murder with a special-circumstances allegation of a murder during a robbery and felony conspiracy to commit a crime. Johnson also faces sentencing-enhancement allegations for the discharge of a firearm causing death.

Lavondrick Hood-Jones, 28, of Dallas, was charged with murder with a special-circumstance allegation of murder during a robbery and a felony count of conspiracy.

Donyea Demone Hamilton, 32, of Lufkin, Texas, was charged with a felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Garden Grove police arrested the trio on Monday in Texas, where they are awaiting extradition.

Johnson and Hood-Jones are accused of killing 25-year-old Shon Xavier Hall on July 8, 2019, in his home in the 9100 block of La Grand Avenue, police said.

Police were called to the address just after 4 a.m. regarding gunshots fired. Hall was found dead in the driveway of the home, police said.

The victim’s girlfriend said she was asleep with Hall in their room when three masked armed suspects roused them with demands of cash and drugs, police said. Hall was shot during the stickup and ran out of the home, where he collapsed in the driveway.

According to the criminal complaint, the three defendants agreed in July of 2019 to rob Hall.

They traveled from Texas, rented a 2018 Toyota Corolla along the way and drove to Orange County, the complaint alleges.

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