BERKELEY (KTVU) - Stefon Jefferson, the man accused of shooting and killing three Bay Area men last week, made his first court appearance in Nevada on Monday.
Jefferson was arraigned in justice court in Douglas County, Nevada where he apologized for his actions in front of a judge. Jefferson was arrested Friday night following a shootout with officers. Police said he shot an officer in the hand. Authorities in the Bay Area said prior to his capture, Jefferson was accused of shooting and killing three men in Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley in the span of four hours.
“First of all I want to apologize to the city and to the people involved in the fiasco involving me,” Jefferson said in court. “Please forgive me. My intention was never to hurt anyone.”
Jefferson told the judge he wanted to represent himself and that he wanted a speedy trial. He ultimately agreed to have a public defender assigned to his case.
Toderick Gellington said his brother, Calvin Kelley, was the third victim shot and killed in the Bay Area. Family and friends gathered at a bench at Peoples Park in Berkeley on Monday to remember Kelley. Family said he often played chess on that bench and knew many people in the park.
A witness said Jefferson walked up to Kelley on Friday, shot him in the head, and walked away. Kelley leaves behind a partner and four children, all under the age of 18.
“He always was just sitting right here at this table,” Dearielee Gellington said. “Every time we would come here, he was here. He was a friendly person, a people person. He never did anything to nobody.”
About an hour before Kelley was shot, police said Jefferson shot and killed 49-year-old Laron Davis is San Francisco’s Bayview District. The same morning, Oakland Police said Jefferson shot and killed Marcus Jackson near the intersection of 41st and Market Street.
A memorial on driveway was dedicated to Jackson, a husband, father, and longtime employee for the City of Berkeley. A spokesman for the City of Berkeley said Jackson was a laborer in the Public Works Department.
Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said Jefferson was charged with five felony counts, including attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon. It is possible Jefferson could face more charges. Bail was set at $1 million.