Four more people are charged in connection with this past weekend's closing time robbery which turned deadly inside the Chili's on Erie Boulevard East.
William Wood Jr. is the accused gunman. He was arrested in Fulton one day after he allegedly robbed his former workplace and shot two former co-workers, Kristopher Hicks and Stephen Gudknecht, dead. Two other people survived only because Wood's gun jammed, according to prosecutors.
Ronald Green, the alleged getaway driver, also allegedly had a two-year-old in the vehicle with him at the time. Green pleaded not guilty and the judge set no bail for him, and also for Tracy Brown.
Tracy Brown did not appear in court, but police said in exchange for allegedly giving Wood the gun, she expected to be paid a cut of the money stolen in the robbery. Tracy Brown faces two counts of second-degree murder.
Ryan Brown pleaded not guilty but was granted bail after his lawyer asked the judge. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond. Initially, no bail for Ryan was granted.
Ryan Brown was acquitted of manslaughter just five months ago. This stems from the death of Edwin Oliveras in 2016. Brown faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter, but was instead convicted of assault and got time served.
Following the court appearances, there was another arrest. Jerome Pinkard, 29, of Syracuse stands charged with criminal sale of a firearm.
As for the accused gunman, William Wood Jr. is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of robbery. He is facing a life sentence if convicted.
Ryan Brown and Ronald Green are due back in court Sept. 24. Wood is expected back in court Friday.