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Jailed prison gang leader and others indicted in shooting

July 30, 2018

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.

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