Gang Members Convicted of Murder; Sentenced To 80 Years

By Pomona PD

Pomona – On May 8, 2015, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a victim of a shooting in the 200 block of Fanshaw Avenue.  The victim, 51 year old Pomona residence Gregory Montgomery was found in his front yard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Victim Montgomery ultimately died from these wounds.  Officers and Detectives were immediately able to locate surveillance video of the homicide which showed 2 male black suspects running onto the victim’s property and then executing the victim.  Although identifications were almost impossible to make from the surveillance video the detectives were able to get a good description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Detectives were able to follow up on several leads involving the suspect vehicle and members of a rival Crip gang.  During the investigation, detectives were able to identify two rival gang members as the suspects.  Several surveillance’s and search warrants were conducted in cities of Pomona, Victorville, Chino and Colton where two suspects were identified as the shooters.  32-year-old Terry Smith and 24-year-old Donnell Parker were both arrested for the murder of Gregory Montgomery.

The case was brought to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office where they filed 187 PC- Murder charges on both suspects.  A jury trial was held over the past two weeks where both suspects were found guilty of 1st degree murder with all gang enhancements and were sentenced 80 years to life in prison.

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