EAST LOS ANGELES — Three suspects have been arrested in the 2013 killing of Gabriel Soto, a former Garfield High football player who was fatally shot during a party in East L.A. after coming home from college to visit family.
The arrests were made a month after the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department announced a $20,000 reward in connection with the slaying. “Several tips ultimately lead to the arrests of three men last week,” said a statement issued today by the LASD.
Suspects Jonathon Gonzalez, 28, Roque Solis, 30, and Anthony Gabriel, 25 were arrested and booked for the murder that took place on on May 25, 2013. No further information was made available.
Soto, 21 at the time of his death, was attending a party in a garage in the 600 block of South McDonnell Avenue when a gunman entered the property and started firing, striking Soto in the chest and wounding another person.
Soto, who attending Lincoln University in Missouri on a football scholarship, was not a gang member. But officials told ABC 7 that the shooting was believed to be gang related and that Soto was an innocent bystander.
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