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Man sentenced to 9 years for gang-related shooting

gavelSept. 21, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

An alleged gang member has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty last month for attempting to murder a rival gang member in a Corona nightclub, District Attorney Richard Brown announced today.

Jose Sanchez-Ortiz, a 22-year-old man who is allegedly a member of the Los Traviesos street gang, admitted to shooting a member of a rival gang last December.

According to the charges, Sanchez-Ortiz shot at 21-year-old Jose Apolinar, a supposed member of the Los Ninos Malos street gang, inside the Pasiones nightclub, located at 37-65 103rd St on December 14. Apolinar was hit in the arm, and recovered after undergoing surgery for a severed artery in his arm.

Sanchez-Ortiz has been held in jail on $500,000 bail since his arraignment in March, and he pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder in August. Acting Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Melendez sentenced him yesterday to nine years in prison to be followed by five years’ post release supervision.

“This was a senseless shooting in a club occupied by numerous people. It is fortunate that the individual shot and wounded survived – and that no one else was injured,” Brown said in a statement. “The defendant will be incarcerated for a lengthy period of time as punishment for his crime, as well as to keep society safe.”


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Earle theater

He. Didnt have the 500k on him. Between the drugs and woman his gang sells. WTF does he do with h u s money


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