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June 20, 2017: Man Charged with Gang-Related Murder in Pomona

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A 19-year-old man was charged today with carrying out a gang-related fatal shooting in Pomona, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Timothy James Molano McKinney (dob 3/3/98) of Rancho Cucamonga has been charged with one count of murder in case KA115548.

The charging document includes a special allegation that the defendant personally and intentionally discharged a firearm during the commission of the crime, which caused great bodily injury and death.

Additionally, the felony complaint alleges that the shooting was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members.

McKinney was scheduled to be arraigned today, but the court appearance was continued to July 12 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. During today’s court appearance, the defendant’s bail was set at $3 million.

Deputy District Attorney Martin Bean of the Hardcore Gang Division, who is assigned to the case, said on June 16, McKinney reportedly attended a party at victim Joseph Aguilar’s home located in the 500 block of East McKinley Avenue in Pomona.

During the party, Aguilar and McKinney allegedly got into a fight, the prosecutor said. The altercation reportedly continued outside when McKinney allegedly shot Aguilar, the prosecutor added.

Authorities were called and Aguilar, 33, was taken to the hospital where he ultimately died from his injuries, according to the prosecutor. Two days after the incident, police located McKinney and arrested him in connection with the fatal shooting.

If convicted as charged, McKinney faces a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Pomona Police Department.