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