LAPD Press Release:
On October 8, 2008, at 1:55 a.m., Manual Martin was riding his motorcycle on the eastbound 210 Freeway while transitioning to the southbound 2 Freeway in the city of Glendale. A car pulled up next to him, and within a few seconds, the occupants fired thirteen shots. Martin was shot once in the chest and died within minutes. Seven additional bullets hit his motorcycle. The Glendale Police Department investigated the murder and identified the suspects as members of a local street gang. Their investigation also revealed that the gang was responsible for other crimes.
This from the Associated Press:
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says officers have arrested 19 members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.
The arrests Thursday by Los Angeles and suburban Glendale police were the result of a 10-month investigation of the Toonerville gang.
After a member of the Mongols motorcycle gang was gunned down on Interstate 210 last
October, Glendale police used a wiretap and discovered key evidence that led to the arrests.
Police say four murder suspects, four attempted-murder or assault suspects and 12 drug
suspects were arrested in the early morning raid. Police found 48 guns in one house and 63 guns in all.