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Broderick Boys gang member headed to prison for attempted murder

A man identified by authorities as a member of the Broderick Boys gang has been sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of a former gang member in November in West Sacramento.

Michael Reyes Jr., 25, was convicted by a Yolo County jury of attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, and multiple gang and gun enhancements. On Wednesday, Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul K. Richardson sentenced Reyes to 40 years to life plus an additional 28 years in prison, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Monday, Richardson sentenced co-defendants Lisa Humble, 22, to three years and four months in state prison and Liberty Landowski, 21, to probation with a five-year suspended state prison sentence. Humble and Landowski, both of West Sacramento, were convicted of being accessories to the gang crime.

About 8:30 a.m. 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 went through the middle of his back, cut his aorta and lodged in a 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. She reportedly switched cars and hid the Mustang. Jail calls intercepted after Humble and Landowski were apprehended showed they were working to conceal the Mustang after their arrest, authorities said.

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

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