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* Luis Guerrero-Lopez And Jose Hugo Galicia Santa Rosa Gang Members Plead No Contest To Shooting Of 14-Year-Old At On Hopper Avenue Oct 28

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The second of two men charged with shooting toward a crowded bus stop in March 2006, injuring two teens, pleaded no contest today in Sonoma County Superior Court to attempted murder.Luis Guerrero-Lopez, 22, also pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and being a member of a street gang, and agreed to a prison term of 23 years. He will be sentenced in January. Guerrero-Lopez’s co-defendant, Jose Hugo Galicia, 22, of Glen Ellen, also pleaded no contest in September to attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a gang member. He was sentenced in October to 28 years in prison.Both men had been charged with 11 counts of attempted murder, 12 counts of assault with a firearm, gang and weapons enhancements and a separate charge of being a street gang member. Each pleaded no contest to one count on each charge.Santa Rosa police said Galicia and Guerrero-Lopez pulled up to a bus stop at Hopper Avenue and Airway Drive in Santa Rosa in a Cadillac Escalade at about 1:45 p.m. on March 17, 2006 One of the two men got out of the car and fired several shots, striking a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy,police said. Both victims survived. The prosecution alleged Galicia fired the weapon. The victims attended Airway Community School, a school for middle and high school students who have been expelled or suspended from other high schools.The shooting was believed to be in retaliation for the shooting of a 15-year-old girl by two alleged rival gang members on Stony Point Road in
Santa Rosa five days earlier.

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