POMONA — On September 1 of 2014, the city of Pomona experienced a drive-by shooting in which a 21-year-old gang member was shot in the arm and back.
The victim survived the shooting, and responding police engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle that contained the shooters.
The District Attorney Office’s press release adds, “Additionally, jurors found true the special allegation that the crime was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to promote, further, and assist in criminal conduct by gang members.”
Monge and Delacruz rode into an area known to be occupied by a rival gang and, as Delacruz drove, Monge shot the gun.
Martin Bean, Deputy District Attorney of the Hardcore Gang Division, prosecuted the case.
Monge was sentenced to 39 years to life in state prison and Delacruz was sentenced to 32 years to life in state prison.