Jailed prison gang leader and others indicted in shooting
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a leader of an Orange County prison gang and three other men are charged with ordering the killing of a man who was shot eight times and survived.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday that 42-year-old Johnny Martinez and three others were indicted in June on attempted murder and other charges for a 2017 shooting.
Prosecutors say Martinez was the leader of the prison gang known as Orange County’s “Mexican Mafia” in August 2017. They say he sent a text message to another prisoner who enlisted help from two street gang members to shoot a rival gang member in the city of Placentia.
The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 24. The district attorney’s office did not know if they had lawyers.