News Releases

September 13, 2018: Woman Convicted For Crime Spree in Whittier, La Mirada

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

A woman was convicted today for a shooting spree last year that left one man dead and two others injured in southeastern Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Jurors deliberated for more than a day before finding Reyna Gomez (dob 11/19/90) guilty of one count of murder, 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of carjacking. Gun and gang allegations also were found to be true.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 30 in Department H of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Norwalk Branch. She faces a possible maximum sentence of 280 years to life in state prison.

On April 29, 2017, Alejandro Lazo (dob 3/9/96) and Gomez allegedly carjacked a driver in Pico Rivera. The pair drove to Whittier where they are accused of shooting and wounding a man in an alley. The shooting spree continued when they allegedly opened fire on two vehicles and injured another person, prosecutors said.

They then drove to La Mirada in the stolen vehicle where they stopped at an intersection and allegedly shot at several vehicles. One driver, 44-year-old Jose Ricardo Sahagun, was killed by the gunfire.

The defendants were later found nearby in another vehicle and were arrested.

Lazo is facing one count of murder, 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of carjacking. A pretrial hearing is set for Oct. 19.

Case VA144673 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Whittier Police Department.