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His Neighbors Confronted Him About Speeding. As They Left, He Opened Fire And Killed A Teen.

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Source: MEGA; Kern County District Attorney's Office

May 6 2022, Published 2:26 p.m. ET

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A man was confronted by neighbors about his speeding in the neighborhood. As they left, the speeder opened fire on their car and killed a teen.

Now, he’ll face spending his life in prison.

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Recently, a California jury convicted Juan Pablo Gonzalez Ambriz, 27, of first-degree murder. He was also convicted of three counts of premediated attempted murder with an assault rifle. In April 2020, Ambriz shot and killed 19-year-old Anthony Moreno.

On April 26, 2020, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the Lamont, California, area for a reported shooting, according to KBAK. When deputies arrived, they found Ambriz standing in his front yard.

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Deputies asked where the gun was, and Ambriz pointed them to a loaded AR-15 in the backyard, according to KBAK. The weapon had been modified into an illegal assault rifle.

Investigators said neighbors confronted Ambriz about excessive speed in the neighborhood, according to the report.


As the neighbors left in an SVU, Ambriz opened fire, shooting four shots into the vehicle, KBAK reported.

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One of them his Moreno, who was in the car, according to KGET. The teenager was taken to the hospital but died that same day.

“The use of gun violence in neighborhood disputes cannot be tolerated in a civil society and will be prosecuted and punished to the greatest extent the law will allow,” Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said in a statement, according to KGET.

Ambriz is set to be sentenced at a later date. He faces 50 years to life in prison.


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