Police arrest two suspects for the murder for Floyd Mayweather’s pupil: Andre Richee and Lee Mooring
Riverside County (California) police have announced that Andre Richee, 27, and Lee Mooring, 32, were arrested Thursday for first-degree murder
Two men accused of murdering boxing prospect and Floyd Mayweather pupil Danny Gonzalez have been arrested while a third remains on the loose, according to California law enforcement.
Riverside County (California) police have announced that Andre Richee, 27, and Lee Mooring, 32, were arrested Thursday for first-degree murder, stemming from the September 7 shooting in Moreno Valley. A motive in the case has not been established publicly.
Both suspects were also charged with vandalism, while Richee is facing a grand theft of property charge as well. They could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.
Meanwhile, 28-year-old Joseph Goldsmith is still at large. An arrest warrant has been issued for him in connection with the shooting.
González, 22, was among the three men shot in Moreno Valley on Sept. 7 when police received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Agents arrived shortly after, according to the department, but González succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Two minors were taken to hospital with non-fatal injuries.
Police arrested Richee and Mooring on Thursday after days of reviewing surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses, according to the department.
Anyone with information on the case can call Investigator Alfaro of the Central Homicide Unit of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at 951-955-2777. Gonzalez signed with Mayweather’s TMT promotion in 2016 when he was just 18 years old, signifying his status as one of the sport’s rising stars. .
“There are certain moments when you know you just found the gold and this is one of them,” Mayweather wrote on social media after signing González in 2016.
The 5-foot-6 featherweight went 3-0 in his brief career before walking away from the sport in 2018. He hinted at his return to the ring in January, posting a video of himself on social media during a training session.
“The R.I.P champion left but he never forgot,” Mayweather posted after Gonzalez’s murder.
“We are very saddened to report the tragic death of boxer and top prospect Danny Gonzalez,” WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman wrote on Twitter on September 7. “We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Gonzalez family at this difficult time. May Danny rest in eternal peace.