Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Murder of 16-Year-Old

2:25 PM, Dec 2, 2009   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in what Sacramento County Sheriff's Department detectives call a gang-related shooting.

Officers found Francisco Medina-Thomas shot to death near an apartment complex parking lot on Nov. 21 in the 4100 block of 49th Avenue.

Detectives arrested 21-year-old Jose Gutierrez of Elk Grove and 20-year-old Juan Gonzalez of Sacramento Tuesday night on murder charges.

"Both suspects are validated gang members," according to department spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran. Gutierrez and Gonzales are in the Sacramento County jail and face charges of murder, conspiracy, and participation in a criminal street gang.

Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.



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