Gang member sentenced to 52 years for attacking teens

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BARTLETT, Tenn. — A Bartlett man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison for killing one teenager and shooting at others.

Prosecutors say Carlos Gonzalez, a member of the Playboy Surenos 13 street gang jumped out of a car and started shooting at a group of teenagers in August of 2011.

Miguel Villa, 17, was shot and killed.

Villa’s brother said a group of men started attacking them with a bat, pipe and their fists after mistaking them for members of rival a gang.

The attack happened in a restaurant parking lot near Ridgeway and Winchester.

At least 11 shots were fired during the attack.

Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison with no parole for second-degree murder, 20 years for three counts of attempted second-degree murder and 12 years in prison for three counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

 

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