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July 27, 2015: Complaint Amended in Montebello Restaurant Shooting

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A criminal complaint has been amended against a woman allegedly involved in the robbery of a Montebello restaurant that resulted in the fatal shooting of two of her accomplices, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Toni Danielle Lopez (dob 12/9/93) is now charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of receiving stolen property. Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 6 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Prosecutors said on July 17, Lopez was with Kevin Fierro and Roger Soriano and observed the two men carjack a Toyota Camry in the 3600 block of West Whittier Boulevard.

The trio drove to a nearby restaurant in Montebello shortly after midnight where Fierro and Soriano grabbed several items from the owner. Soriano pointed a gun at the man and shot him once, prosecutors said.

The victim returned fire and killed Soriano. Fierro tried to run away but was shot once by the victim and died about a block away. Prosecutors said Lopez waited in a car outside when the shooting occurred and drove away.

Prosecutors initially filed two counts of murder against Lopez but after further legal research determined the provocative act doctrine does not apply to this case.

If convicted as charged, Lopez faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Montebello Police Department.