Former Jamaican Police Officer, 2 Others, Charged in Deadly Irvine Home Robbery

By Sarah Le
Sarah Le
Sarah Le
Sarah Le is a reporter and editor for The Epoch Times in Southern California. She covers important general interest news events and topics in the state of California and the United States. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles.
January 24, 2020Updated: January 24, 2020

A former Jamaican police officer was one of three men charged in a deadly home invasion in Irvine, Calif., said authorities on Jan. 23.

Raymond Alcala, 20, was shot multiple times on Oct. 26 in a home on Bayleaf Lane in Irvine. Police were called at about 5:45 a.m. by a man who said he had also been attacked. Alcala died from his injuries, while the other man survived.

In October, police released pictures of two of the men along with surveillance video and asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

Omar Miller, 41, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who is a former police officer in Jamaica; Devon Quinland, 33, of Westminster; and Andre Andrews, 34, of Hollywood, Florida were charged in the killing on Dec. 13. Quinland was arrested on Dec. 17, and Andrews and Miller were arrested Wednesday.

Andrews and Quinland “each obtained a vehicle for use in this crime,” the criminal complaint alleges, according to City News Service. The defendants also “surveilled” the victims’ home.

Andrews and Quinland are alleged in the criminal complaint to have used a crow bar, screwdriver and duct tape, while Andrews and Miller allegedly entered the residence with gloves on and armed with a gun.

The suspects are accused of pistol-whipping the other victim, William Phan, and using duct tape to restrain him.

Miller and Andrews were charged with three felonies: murder, conspiracy to commit a crime, and assault with a firearm, reported City News Service. They also face special circumstance allegations of robbery, sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm, and inflicting great bodily injury on the surviving victim.

Quinland was charged with murder with special circumstance allegations of murder during a robbery, a count of conspiracy to commit a crime, and assault with a firearm.

Andrews and Miller appeared in court for the first time on Thursday at the Central Justice Center. Andrews is scheduled for arraignment and a bail review hearing on Feb. 7, while Miller and Quinland will be arraigned on Feb. 28.