Alleged Killer of Highland Park 7-Eleven Clerk Gonzalo Garcia to be Arraigned

Rasheen Childs,19, will be produced in court Jan. 21.

Photo courtest of the LAPD Media Relations Section.
Photo courtest of the LAPD Media Relations Section.

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.

La Casa de Bernarda Alba January 09, 2014 at 11:12 AM
That's Fantastic! Mr. Gonzalo Garcia's family needs the 2nd assailant to be arrested, charged, convicted, and incarcerated if found guilty!
PD January 09, 2014 at 11:21 AM
I hope they don't offer him a plea for the second suspect. I haven't been watching the news. Has it bee on?
Baird Martin January 09, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Were there any reports out there that camera captured the shooting? If they did, no need to deal with this guy, he was the shooter.
Dog Bites January 09, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Now now now, lets keep in mind that this perpetrator is still innocent until proven guilty. Allow the due process of our beautiful justice system to provide the utmost civil trial to bring to light the facts of that night. We don't want this African to cry out he was found guilty by a prejudicial all white jury; therefore, his innocence.
MR STRICKLAND January 10, 2014 at 04:22 PM
Hang that P.O.S.!!!!!!!


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