Melody Ross Murder Arrest: 16-year-old Arrested in Melody Ross Shooting

A 16-year-old male has been arrested in the shooting and death of Melody Ross. The unnamed suspect will remain nameless, at least for a while, due to his status as a minor. The following from the Long Beach Press Telegram: See update 11-05-09 below. The names of the two 16-years-olds arrested and charged for the death of Melody Ross has been revealed. Please read the story here.

Melody Ross

He will face charges connected with firing
multiple rounds into a crowd of 400 to 500 people as the Wilson/Poly
game let out around 10 p.m. Friday.

Two groups of people got into a fight as the visiting team streamed out of the gates near a crosswalk on Ximeno, police said.

At some point during the confrontation, the gunman pulled out his weapon and began firing, police said.

See this original post for details.

Update 11-05-09 – two suspects now in custody:

Police confirm that the shootings were the result of a “feud between two gangs.” Two suspects are in custody. No names released at this time.