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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Alleged gang member charged in shooting death at Mexican restaurant in Pontoon Beach

alleged gang member on the run has been charged with a fatal shooting Saturday in Pontoon Beach.
Fernando Gallegos-Ochoa, 17, has been charged with the double shooting in the parking lot of La Mexicana Restaurant early Saturday morning. Gallegos-Ochoa is not in custody and his address is not known.
According to the state's attorney's office, Gallegos-Ochoa, who is believed to be a gang member, got into an argument with two men allegedly from a rival gang. The argument ended with gunfire in the parking lot outside the restaurant near I-255 in Pontoon Beach at about 12:47 a.m. Saturday.

Jesus Flores, 20, of Pontoon Beach was shot once in the head and was pronounced dead later at St. Louis University Hospital. Luis F. Ortiz, 18, of Pontoon Beach was shot three times, but is expected to survive.
While police believe the men are from rival gangs, it is not known if gang membership was the reason for the dispute.
"Violence, whether gang-related or not, will not be tolerated in our communities," said Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons in a news release. "We will work to remove violent criminals from the street, including those who have no right to be here in the first place."
Gibbons said authorities believe Gallegos-Ochoa is in the country illegally.
Flores was born in Torrance, Calif., and had worked at Elite Stuffing in Pontoon Beach, his obituary states. His funeral arrangements are pending.
Gallegos-Ochoa faces two charges of first-degree murder, which is punishable by 20-60 years in prison. He also has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm, class X and class 1 felonies carrying penalties up to a life sentence.
Flores and Ortiz pleaded guilty last year to aggravated battery in the beating of a teenager who refused to join their gang, CV-155. The teenager ended up with a concussion and a broken jaw. Flores and Ortiz received 30 months' probation and were placed under a restraining order keeping them away from the victim and ordered not to associate with gang members.
U.S. Marshals are assisting police in the search for Gallegos-Ochoa.




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