Skip to comments.Man shot at after brush with taggers in La Puente [Updated]
Posted on 11/15/2010 11:59:17 AM PST by VU4G10
An apparent Good Samaritan was shot at by two gang affiliates after he tried to stop the duo from tagging a wall in La Puente, authorities said Monday.
The man was driving near Main Street and Chatterton Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when he saw two men spray-painting an apartment complex. He pulled his car up behind theirs, and before any exchange of words, the alleged vandals got in their car and drove off.
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The man, 36, drove away in the opposite direction, but before long, the suspects turned around and started chasing him, authorities said. The men, known gang affiliates and possibly members of a local gang themselves, fired several rounds into the mans car, shattering his side windows and striking a couple of nearby homes, police said.
The man was not struck but the broken glass cut his arms, said Sgt. Gerard Velona of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
When deputies stopped the suspects car, the driver was arrested without incident, but the passenger ran and was found later by a K-9 unit while attempting to hide in a parking lot. Raul Montezdeoca, 26, and Edmund Gail, 21, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, Velona said.
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La Puente used to be such a nice place.
That's all? How about attempted murder?
And tagging without a permit LOL
My bet is on that these are also Illegal Aliens...and have buddies in the Mexican Drug Cartels
I hope they get the FULL penalty of the law
and the rival gang takes over their territory just long enough for them to hear about it. Then I hope the rival gang gets put in jail with the two dimwit vandals.
Civilized citizens need to shoot back, and aim better.
Agreed, as long as “attempted murder” carries the same penalty as “murder.” Why should a perp get the benefit of a lighter sentence simply because they failed in their attempt? The intent is there, so should the penalty.
It's all California now!
Fight crime, shoot back! An oldie but a goodie.
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