Gang Member Pleads No Contest to 2009 Highland Park Shooting

By City News Service

A gang member pleaded no contest Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of two teenage boys near a Highland Park recreation area five years ago.

Felix Gomez Jr., 23, faces 21 years in state prison, with sentencing set May 8 before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Richman.

Gomez shot and killed Carlos Hernandez and Alejandro Garcia after a fight broke out between the two teens and a group of people on March 13, 2009, according to Deputy District Attorney Amy Ashvanian.

Hernandez was 15 and Garcia was 16, while Gomez was a 17-year-old documented gang member at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

 
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One Response to “Gang Member Pleads No Contest to 2009 Highland Park Shooting”

  1. Jorge Jimenez on October 28th, 2014 1:45 am

    21 years? He took my cousin’s life, not just my cousin but his friend also. He should be in for life.

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