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Broderick Boys gang member convicted of attempted murder in shooting

A man identified by authorities as a member of the Broderick Boys gang has been convicted of attempted murder in a November shooting in West Sacramento.

A Yolo County jury on Monday found 25-year-old Michael Anthony Reyes Jr. guilty also of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition and multiple gang and gun enhancements, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

The jury convicted co-defendants Lisa Humble, 22, and Liberty Landowski, 21, of being accessories after the fact with a gang enhancement. The jury voted not guilty on two other charges, according to the DA’s office.

About 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 18, two victims were riding bicycles in a residential neighborhood in West Sacramento. Reyes confronted one victim who had dropped out of the gang, previously sold drugs in the Broderick area and had been involved in a dispute with Reyes’ stepfather, authorities said. After the confrontation, Reyes waited until the victims were riding away and then began shooting at one of them, prosecutors said.

Reyes fired six times. One victim was struck by three bullets. One bullet went through the middle of his back, cut his aorta and lodged in his lung. He was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center, where he nearly died, authorities said.

Landowski had been driving Reyes in her white Mustang convertible when the shooting occurred, and she fled after the shooting. The jury heard evidence that Landowski switched cars and hid the Mustang, which has not been located. Jail calls intercepted after Humble and Landowski were apprehended showed that they were actively working to conceal the Mustang after their arrests, authorities said.

Witnesses testified during the trial that Humble and Landowski sent Reyes audio recordings of police scanner information via e-mail after the shooting. They rented a motel room in Sacramento to conceal Reyes’ whereabouts, according to the District Attorney’s Office. When contacted by police at the motel room, Humble had the gun Reyes used in the shooting, authorities said.

Reyes, Humble and Landowski face sentencing Aug. 31 by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson, who presided over the trial.

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