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Gang member convicted of murdering Marine in California

June 26, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A gang member has been convicted of murder for the shooting death of a Marine outside a Southern California strip club in 2016.

Arturo Perez Medina fled to Mexico after the killing and was arrested in Tijuana about six months later.

The Sun newspaper reports a jury found the 24-year-old guilty on Monday.

The family of the victim, 20-year-old Douglas Rivas, flew in from Maryland for the verdict, and his fellow Marines also attended.

Prosecutors said Rivas was serving as a designated driver the night he was shot for unknown reasons outside the Flesh Club in San Bernardino.

Investigators described him as an innocent victim.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com

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