Crime & Justice

Suspect in Compton shooting of high school football player to be arraigned

Arlon Watson, 21, charged with fatally shooting high school football player Dannie Farber at a Compton restaurant, is due to be arraigned tomorrow. The shooting was allegedly gang-related, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Watson is accused of shooting Farber, a senior and a star wide receiver for Harbor City's Narbonne High School, on May 24, 2009 when Farber was on a date with his girlfriend at Compton restaurant Louisiana Fried Chicken.

Watson allegedly approached Farber and asked him his gang affiliation. When Farber said he didn't "gang-bang," Watson shot and killed him, according to prosecutors.

Watson was arrested Jan. 27 for outstanding warrants by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives.

If convicted, Watson faces a maximum prison term of 50 years to life. Watson's bail was recommended at over $2 million.