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Utah Mother Accused Of Assisting 17-Year-Old Son In Drive-By Shooting Of Rival Gang

A Utah mother has been charged with driving her son to a convenient store so he could fire shots at a rival gang he was fighting with at school.

Prosecutors said Lisa Egersdorf, 35, went to Granite Connection High in Salt Lake City on Sept. 22 to pick up her son, Damian Garcia, and his friends at the school parking lot after a fight, the Daily Mail reports.

Garcia, 17, yelled, “Mom, they just jumped me,” after which Egersdof replied, "It’s all right, we’re going to get them.”

She then drove by a convenience store where he fired several shots at the rival group. Charging documents filed in the case say that Egersdorf asked her son, “Did you get them?” after he fired six rounds.

No one was injured, but one woman who stopped by the 7-Eleven, located in the Millcreek area of the city, reported that her car had been hit.

Eggersdorf later told investigators that she and her son are members of the same gang, police said.

She admitted to driving Garcia to the 7-Eleven, but denied that the shots came from her Toyota Corolla.

“The next day [the woman] called police at their request and arranged for and [her son] to meet with them,” the charges read. “[She] claimed that there was another vehicle that she saw fire upon three gang members. When confronted about what witnesses had stated, [she] said, ‘What am I supposed to do?’”

Garcia has been charged with 10 felonies, including six counts of shooting a gun and aggravated assault. Court documents indicate that he is being prosecuted as an adult because he is older than 16 and has a prior record, the Associated Press reports.

Egersdorf was also charged with 10 felonies in addition to three counts of reckless endangerment.

According to Desert News, court records indicates she pleaded guilty in 2013 to reduced charges of criminal mischief and attempted obstruction of justice, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which are all misdemeanors. Egersdorf was also convicted of assault in 2012.

Sources: Daily Mail, Associated Press via ABC NewsDesert News


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