Teen Killed In Park Shooting

Teen Killed In Park Shooting

There are 22 comments on the KGTV story from Sep 15, 2008, titled Teen Killed In Park Shooting. In it, KGTV reports that:

San Diego police detectives Saturday are investigating a shooting at Mountain View Park that took the life of a 15-year-old boy.

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San Diego, CA

#22 Aug 20, 2013
The Shelltown gang territory includes Mountain View Park, also known as Ocean View Park (collectively, the park). Both Dominguez, whose gang monikers are "Speedy" and "Chunky," and the murder victim in this case, Moises Lopez, whose gang moniker was "Smokey," were members of the Shelltown gang, as was Edwin "Little Crooks" Quintanilla, the victim of an earlier fatal shooting connected with Moises's murder.
In early July 2008, Edwin was with Moises and another Shelltown gang member when a rival gang member approached. Edwin challenged the rival gang member who, in response, pulled out a gun. Moises and the other Shelltown gang member ran. The rival gang member then fatally shot 17-year-old Edwin. Two days after Edwin was killed, police interviewed his sister, Marla Quintanilla. Marla stated during the interview Dominguez had told her he was "gonna get them little dudes because ... they [left her] brother there [lying] down."
In the evening of September 13, 2008, several people heard gunshots coming from the park. Magdalena Lopez and her daughter Jessica were driving home sometime after 8:00 p.m. that night when Magdalena saw a group of young men gathered in the park. Magdalena's home faced the park.
Magdalena testified a little while later she went outside after she heard screams coming from the park. She next heard and saw two people arguing in the park. The argument turned physical. Magdalena saw a man in dark clothing repeatedly strike a "young man" laying on the ground. The man in dark clothing left and walked up a hill. Magdalena next saw two other men approach the victim, and they too began beating him. After a few minutes, the men picked up the victim and dragged him up the hill where the man in dark clothing waited. The three men huddled around the victim. Shortly thereafter, the two men moved away, leaving the man in the dark clothing closest to the victim.
About seven months after the murder, police arrested 14-year-old Andres L. for tagging. Andres identified himself as "Stalker" from the Shelltown gang and identified Dominguez as "Speedy" from that same gang. During the police interview, Andres told police he was at the park on the night of the shooting and saw Dominguez shoot and kill Moises. Andres explained Speedy had killed Moises for running away when Edwin, Moises and another Shelltown gang member were confronted by a rival gang member, who ended up killing Edwin. This interview was played for the jury.
At trial, Andres testified he initially lied during the police interview but later told the officers the truth. Andres also testified he was concerned about being a "snitch" and fearful he would get a "green light," which meant the gang would try and kill him for snitching to the police about the murder. He testified while he was in fourth and fifth grade he was enrolled in special education classes because it was hard for him to learn things; he dropped out of school in the sixth grade and started "kicking it" with members of the Shelltown gang, which included drinking beer and smoking marijuana.
Andres testified before he went to the park on the day Moises was murdered, he consumed two or three 40-ounce beers and smoked about four grams of marijuana with other Shelltown gang members. As it was getting dark, Andres saw other Shelltown gang members in the park, including Dominguez and Moises. Andres continued to drink beer and smoke marijuana in the park with other Shelltown gang members.
Andres testified while he was urinating in the park he heard a gunshot, looked over his shoulder and saw "Speedy" (i.e., Dominguez) shoot "Smokey" (i.e., Moises) as Smokey lay on the ground. Andres said there were two other Shelltown gang members nearby when Speedy shot Moises.


Perris, CA

#23 Aug 20, 2013
There's no future in gangs, all you do is get high,drunk and fight. Which is cool for a little while. But if all you youngsters are that hard which most of you are not, then go joing a Mexican cartel and make money and actually brutally commit some murders. At least die and have some one make a corrido for you.

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