Arrest Made in Jamiel Shaw's Murder

Jamiel Shaw suspect arrestedPolice arrested Pedro Espinoza on Friday, but the announcement of charges came late this morning, just as the funeral began for 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw Jr. who was shot dead a few steps from his home earlier this month.

KCBS reports that 19-year-old Espinoza is 'an active participant in a criminal street gang and the murder was carried out to further the activities of the criminal street gang." He is being arraigned today downtown on a capital murder charge. There have been no reported decisions on whether or not the prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty.

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Funeral for Jamiel Shaw Today at 11am

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