Gang member faces death in 6 year old's killing
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Riverside County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a gang member charged with killing a 6-year-old girl when he opened fire on a group of people at a house party, mistaking them for rival gang members.
Keandre Johnson was ordered in December to stand trial for the murder of 6-year-old Tiana Ricks and attempted murder of her father Tyrell Ricks Jr.
Prosecutors say the victims were in the garage of a Moreno Valley-area home on Sept. 7 when two men walked up the driveway. The gunman asked Ricks Jr. whether he belonged to a certain gang before firing shots.
Police say Johnson discussed the shooting in a recorded phone conversation with a gang member who was in custody.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says (http://bit.ly/1ef2AKR) the 21-year-old could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted.
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com