Court documents show chilling details in the case of Vincel Lee Perkins, who was arrested by Glendale police officers Nov. 28 and faces charges he shot two people, killing one and sending the other to the hospital.
After an initial court appearance Nov. 29, he was scheduled to face a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Dec. 8.
On Nov. 28, Glendale police responded to a vehicle collision near 57th Drive and Glendale Avenue.
When police arrived, they found two gunshot victims—a man and a woman—in a vehicle.
The male victim, out-of-state resident Keviontia Goodrum, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
After a second 911 call, police found Perkins in a nearby backyard and took him into custody.
According to booking information, Perkins is 6-foot-7 and weighs 350 pounds.
According to court documents, the female victim (The Glendale Star is not publishing her name) met Perkins at a convenience store the day before he shot her.
The day of the shooting, she met Perkins—who she knew only as “Mr. Bo”—at a hotel near Westgate.
At the hotel, Perkins asked her to give Perkins and his nephew a ride to buy marijuana.
The victim drove, with Perkins in the backseat and his nephew in the front passenger seat.
“After a couple miles, she heard two gunshots,” according to the police report.
She told police Perkins said he shot his nephew because he stole money from Perkins’ son.
The victim told police Perkins ordered her to find “a place to dump the body” and said he was going to light her vehicle on fire.
When the victim asked Perkins if he was going to hurt her, he said he would not if she followed his instructions, she told police.
When she attempted to park the vehicle, Perkins shot her in the face.
Witnesses heard the gunshot and saw the victim’s vehicle hit a tree.
Perkins, 50, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons.
According to charging documents, Perkins has “previous probation violations and a is a registered sex offender.”
He lives in California, where he had previous convictions for raping a 14-year-old and drug possession.