3 suspects in Mission triple shooting are parolees

The three men charged with a triple shooting near the 16th Street BART station in the Mission district early Tuesday are all parolees, according to prosecutors, and one of them dodged attempted murder charges in 2005.

Larry Carr, 34; Jason Whittenburg, 30; and George Vickers, 33, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder, among other charges, in connection with the shooting that wounded three men. One man was critically injured after being shot in the chest numerous times, police said, and his condition was unknown as of Thursday.

Whittenburg is facing additional charges for allegedly backing a black Mercedes Benz station wagon into a police cruiser while trying to flee from officers in the Bayview shortly after the shooting.

The incident reportedly stemmed from an attempted robbery, although prosecutors have not said what the men were trying to steal.

All three defendants have rap sheets. Carr was accused of fatally shooting 44-year-old Richard Banks during an attempted robbery Sept. 30, 2004. The case was discharged pending further investigation. But at the time of Tuesday’s shooting, Carr was on parole for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Vickers also is on parole for possession of a firearm as a felon, and Whittenburg is on parole for a residential burglary, according to prosecutors.

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