HIGHLAND PARK – Two men are facing life in prison after jurors today found them guilty of the fatal December 2013 shooting of a clerk at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street, according to the L.A. County District Attorney.
Rasheen Childs and Bryant S. Moore, both 21, were convicted of first-degree murder of 31-year-old Gonzalo Garcia, a Mexican immigrant and father of a five-year-old girl, during an attempted robbery. Garcia attempted to run away when Childs shot the clerk one time and fled the store, according to authorities.
Both men were also convicted in connection with numerous other robberies. Childs was found guilty of 18 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted second-degree robbery and false imprisonment by violence, according to a District Attorney press release. Moore was convicted of 10 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted second-degree robbery and false imprisonment by violence.several other previous robberies.
The two are scheduled to be sentenced May 12.
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