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MURDER CHARGE FILED OVER DEATH OF GANG MEMBER.



Byline: Karen Karen

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PALMDALE - Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a Palmdale gang member who investigators say fatally fa·tal·ly  
adv.
1. So as to cause death; mortally: fatally injured.

2. So as to result in disaster or ruin.

3. According to the decree of fate; inevitably.

Adv. 1.
 shot a rival in a gang dispute.

Peter Mendoza, 24, was being sought in the April 29 slaying of Luis DeLapaz, 25, of Palmdale. Along with the murder charge, prosecutors filed gun and gang allegations.

``They were arguing over some prior conversation that they had on the phone,'' Sgt. Rich Garcia Richard Raul Garcia (born May 22 1942 in Key West, Florida) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1975 to 1999. Garcia worked two All-Star Games (1980, 1992), three American League Division Series (1995, 1997, 1998), five American League  said. ``They were arguing about one disrespecting another.''

DeLapaz, an ex-convict, died from multiple gunshot wounds in the shooting that took place in the living room of a home in the 3000 block of West Avenue R-6. Both men, who belong to rival gangs, knew a woman who lived there, investigators said.

DeLapaz was at the house when Mendoza arrived, and the two men got into a fight and struggled over a gun that Mendoza had, Detective Mitch The name Mitch can mean:
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 Robison said.

Mendoza either put the gun down or someone took it away from him, Robison said.

``They went outside and fought, and at that point the suspect ran inside the house, obtained a shotgun shotgun: see small arms.
shotgun

Smoothbore shoulder firearm designed to fire a number of pellets, or shot, that cover a large target area after they leave the muzzle. It is used mainly against small game such as birds.
 and the victim followed him. As soon as he entered, he was shot and killed,'' Garcia said.

Sheriff's deputies found DeLapaz lying on the living-room floor bleeding.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:May 14, 2005
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