KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A teenager has been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a Kalamazoo middle-schooler.
Sixteen-year-old Victor Garay was convicted Friday on all four counts against him: first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a pair of firearms charges.
Authorities say Garay killed 13-year-old Michael Day with a shotgun in May. They say shots were fired following arguments and fights between rival neighborhood gangs.
Co-defendant Octavius Snell was acquitted Friday of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The 24-year-old was convicted on a pair of weapons charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A third person, 18-year-old Rashad Perez, also faces charges of open murder, conspiracy to commit murder and felony firearms in Michael Day’s death. His case has not yet been decided.
Garay is expected to be back in court on Nov. 7. Snell will be sentenced Nov. 10.
24 Hour News 8 contributed to this report.