Richmond police: 3 arrested in connection with Lincoln Plair murder

A memo provided by police today:

On March 4, 2013 at approximately  1535 hours, Vic PLAIR LINCOLN was gunned down ifo 686 6th Street.  Plair was shot to death by two suspects who walked up on him and fired multiple rounds.  PLAIR was in the area where numerous people were out to include children.  Detective Esparza was assigned as the lead investigator in this case.  Solid leads were developed in this case and the investigation revealed that 3 gang members associated with the “Swerve Team Gang” out of North Richmond were responsible for the shooting. 


On 05/31/13, Detective Esparza obtained information which corroborated the above. 

The 3 Suspects in this case were identified as follows:
Green, James, dob: 01/27/95

Cooper, Derrick aka “D-Rock”, dob: 03/14/94

Johnson, Antwone, aka “Pone”, dob: 03/05/94



Detective Esparza presented the homicide case to the District Attorney’s Office on 06/03/13.  The District Attorney’s Office filed 187PC, 186.22 and other enhancements against Green, Cooper and Johnson.


All 3 suspects in this case are associated with the “Swerve Team” out of North Richmond.  SIS (specifically Det Llamas) did an excellent job assisting Detective Esparza in this case.  Detective Llamas provided the Gang Expert intelligence on the Swerve Team and the 3 associated gang members.