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Woman Pleads in Montebello Restaurant Shooting

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Los Angeles woman was sentenced today to 23 years in state prison for her role in a robbery of a Montebello restaurant that resulted in the fatal shooting of two of her accomplices, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Toni Danielle Lopez, 22, pleaded no contest to one count each of attempted murder and second-degree robbery. She also admitted gun and gang allegations before being sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall.

Deputy District Attorney Simone Shay prosecuted the case.

On July 17, 2015, Lopez was with Kevin Fierro and Roger Soriano when the trio robbed a 17-year-old boy on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles.

The trio drove to a nearby restaurant in Montebello shortly after midnight where Fierro and Soriano grabbed several items from the owner. Soriano pointed a gun at the man and shot him once.

The owner returned fire and killed Soriano. Fierro tried to run away but was shot once by the victim and died about a block away. Prosecutors said Lopez waited in a car outside when the shooting occurred and drove away.

Case BA438338 was investigated by the Montebello Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case BA438338 / August 3, 2016

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