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Wash. Teen Kills Sureño Gang Members, Claims Self-Defense

August 10, 2012  | 

Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges against a 19-year-old who fatally shot two Sureño gang members in the head at a Washington swimming hole.

Lameiro Efren Flores is being held in the Yakima County jail on $2 million bail pending arraignment Aug. 21 in the slayings of 18-year-old Jobany Martinez and 17-year-old Jose Avilez, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Flores told police he had been assaulted by Martinez (known as "Demon") and Avilez ("Sicko"), and brought his .45-caliber pistol to the river because he had a "gut feeling" they may attack him again.

Flores opened fire after Martinez and Avilez told him, "Catch you later."

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scottidee @ 8/18/2012 9:09 AM

Only if you are an Anaheim police officer can you defend yourself with deadly force. Everyone else goes to jail.

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