Treviyon DeShawn Rew, 18, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, four robberies, auto theft, carjacking and carrying a concealed weapon. His case is being heard in Chula Vista Superior Court because the shooting and carjacking took place in National City.
Rew is accused of shooting Sean Simpson, 26, five times in the back on July 22 in the parking lot of his condominium. Simpson's car was then stolen and used to rob three Irish tourists in Ocean Beach two hours later.
The three victims — all women — were sitting on the front steps of the Ocean Beach International Hostel on Newport Avenue at the time. Rew and another man are accused of pulling a gun on the tourists, who are in their 20s, according to investigators. Taken were wallets, cell phones and passports.
Deputy District Attorney Dave Grapilon said authorities have not yet located the second suspect. He said Simpson, the shooting victim, is “making a good recovery.”
Rew remains in custody on $1.55 million bail.
— Neal Putnam