2nd person convicted in 13-year-old’s murder

Rashad Perez.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A second man has been convicted of the homicide of a Kalamazoo 13-year-old.

Monday, a jury found 18-year-old Rashad Perez guilty of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a felony firearm charge in the death of Michael Day.

Michael Day. (Undated courtesy photo)
(Undated courtesy photo of Michael Day.)

Day, 13, was killed May 26 as he rode his bicycle in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood when shots were fired following fights between rival gangs.

Last week, a jury also convicted 16-year-old Victor Garay of the murder. Garay was 15 when he shot and killed Michael with a shotgun.

Co-defendant Octavius Snell, 24, was acquitted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, but was convicted on a pair of weapons charges.

Garay is expected to be back in court on Nov. 7, Snell on Nov. 10, and Perez on Nov. 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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