Written by AARON CASTREJON
IRWINDALE - Charges were formally brought against a man and 16-year-old boy, both accused of attempted murder in an October 15 shooting.
Detectives developed information leading to the identification and arrest of 23-year-old Joshua Noel Gomez and the teen boy. Both were formally charged by the los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office December 17, according to the Irwindale Police Department.
Gomez, a West Covina resident, and the teen are both documented gang members. They were charged with two counts of attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
Two people seated in a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 4600 block of Nora Avenue were fired at nine times by a gunman who was driven to the location. The intended victims were uninjured, but their vehicle was hit by several rounds, Irwindale Police said.
Gomez is being held in lieu of nearly $5.5 million bail in the North County Correctional Facility. The teen is being held at the Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Central Juvenile Hall, Irwindale Police said.