Pre-trial hearing in July for suspect in Cypress Lodge shooting

From records of the Orange County District Attorney:

Steven Matthew LeClaire Jr.

Pre-trial hearing
Case ID#11CF0526
Date: July 7
Time: 8:30 a.m.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., LeClaire Jr. is accused of being in a hotel room drinking and socializing with three other men at the Cypress Lodge on Lincoln Avenue. The other men included the suspect’s father, Steven LeClaire Sr., 42, and friends Marques Murray, 24, and Raymond Eligan, 51. Without provocation, the defendant is accused of pulling out a firearm, pointing it at the three men, and firing the weapon multiple times. LeClaire Jr. is accused of murdering Murray by shooting him in the head and chest. He is accused of attempting to murder his father by shooting him several times in the stomach and back. He is accused of attempting to murder Eligan by shooting him in the legs as the victim attempted to escape into the bathroom. LeClaire Sr. and Eligan survived the attack.