By City News Service
A 19-year-old Compton man who was on probation for burglary and weapon possession is scheduled to be arraigned later this month on charges stemming from the shooting death of a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery and a series of other armed heists.
Rasheen Childs,19, is scheduled
to be arraigned Jan. 21 on one count each of murder and attempted robbery for
the Dec. 22 shooting of Gonzalo Garcia
during a botched holdup in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street in Highland Park.
Childs, who allegedly entered
the convenience store with a second suspect, is accused of pointing a handgun
at Garcia and then shooting when
the clerk tried to run away, according to the District Attorney's Office.
The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegation of murder during the attempted commission of a robbery.
The District Attorney's Office will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against Childs, who is being held without bail.
Childs, who is also accused in robberies that occurred between Dec. 19 and Jan. 2, is also charged with 11 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment by violence.
Childs was on probation for his
pleas in a 2013 burglary case and a 2012 case for possession of an unregistered
loaded handgun, according to the
District Attorney's Office.