Two Marin City men arrested in Halloween Orinda homicides

Marvelous Marin, one of the wealthiest counties in America,  is receiving the kind of headlines its generally well heeled, entitled residents are not accustomed to reading about. 

Marin City, home of Marin’s predominantly black population, is a place most residents only seeing driving by on Highway 101 or passing through on public transit.

Marin Independent Journal 11.14.2019

Shooting killed five, injured several others

ORINDA, CALIFORNIA — Following a series of raids in Vallejo, Antioch, San Mateo and Marin City, authorities announced the arrest of five suspects Thursday in the Halloween shooting here that left five dead and several more injured.

Two of the suspects are Marin City residents.

MARIN CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Law enforcement personnel, including Contra Costa Sheriff deputies, execute a search warrant at a residence in Marin City, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

Announcing the arrests, the Contra Costa County sheriff also suggested that two of the five victims might have had a hand in the shooting. He did not say which ones.

The charges range from murder and conspiracy to accessory. Authorities have still not discussed details of the crime, nor exactly what role each person is alleged to have played.

The shooting occurred around 10:50 p.m. Oct. 31 at 114 Lucille Way in Orinda. The house had been rented out on Airbnb, and was the site of a large party with more than 100 guests, authorities said.

Law enforcement officials said early on that the investigation included probes into gangs in San Francisco’s Fillmore District and other parts of the Bay Area, including Marin City.

The victims have been identified as Tiyon Farley, 22, of Antioch; Omar Taylor, 24, of Pittsburg; Raymon Hill Jr., 23, of San Francisco/Oakland; Javlin County, 29, of Sausalito/Richmond; and Oshiana Tompkins, 19, of Vallejo/Hercules.

County was identified by friends as a Marin City resident.