RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Prosecutors charged two men with murder Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting Monday in Ontario.
Napoleon Dajon Phipps of Fontana and Chris Wilson of Hawthorne, both 23, are accused of participating in a shooting outside a convenience store in which 30-year-old Anthony Demitrius Junius of Azusa was killed.
Phipps and Wilson pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in West Valley Superior Court. They also pleaded not guilty to a count of attempted murder.
They tried to kill Junius’ 20-year-old relative Marcus Junius, prosecutors allege.
Phipps and Wilson were among a group of people who argued with another group at about 2 a.m. outside a Circle K store at 405 N. Vineyard Ave. The shooting that followed may have been gang-related, said Deputy District Attorney Tom Colclough.
Phipps and Wilson each remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of more than $3 million bail at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. They are next due in court Tuesday.