SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. — A gang member has been convicted of murder for the shooting death of a Marine outside a Southern California strip club in 2016.
Arturo Perez Medina fled to Mexico after the killing and was arrested in Tijuana about six months later.
The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports a jury found the 24-year-old guilty Monday.
The family of the victim, 20-year-old Marylander Douglas Rivas, flew in for the verdict, and his fellow Marines also attended.
Prosecutors said Rivas was serving as a designated driver the night he was shot for unknown reasons outside the Flesh Club in San Bernardino.
Investigators described him as an innocent victim.