Woman charged in shootings of LA church members
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A woman alleged to be a member of a Los Angeles gang has been charged with murder, attempted murder and vandalism in connection with the shootings of two men who tried to stop a graffiti attack on a church.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 22-year-old Janeth Lopez will be arraigned on the charges Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors allege that on Nov. 4 Lopez was spray-painting graffiti on the Iglesia de Paz church in the Westlake district when two church members interrupted the vandalism.
Authorities say a suspected male gang member got out of a car and fatally shot 25-year-old Andres Ordonez and wounded the second man. The gunman fired at a third man but missed. The district attorney’s office says Lopez allegedly fled in the shooter’s car.