David Leon Hamilton is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Police say on January 14, Hamilton entered the Greens Liquor Store on Imperial Valley when he allegedly pulled a gun from his hoodie pocket, reached over the counter and began shooting at the two victims. According to court documents, Hamilton then stole about $200 in cash from the register.
Court documents state authorities received information that Hamilton was the one who committed the robbery. Police say both of the shooting victims and a witness later identified Hamilton as the suspect from a photo array.
Hamilton, 26, has a long criminal record including assault, drug possession, theft, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon dating back to 2002.