2nd Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of South L.A. Toddler
Police say the victims were in the "wrong place at the wrong time."
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Joshua Montes was struck in the head (Family photo)
Jacquaine Smith, 18, was taken into custody in Lancaster Thursday morning.
Meantime, Davion McClelland, also 18, has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the May 23rd shooting, which is believed to be gang-related.
Police say Joshua Montes, 2, was shot in the head while being held by his uncle, Josefat Conchola, on the porch of a home on the 1200 block of East 55th Street and Hooper Avenue.
Conchola also suffered a critical gunshot wound to the head.
Police say the bullets traveled about 100 feet, through a car and a fence, before hitting the victims.
Montes was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Unfortunately, the 2-year-old and his uncle were at the wrong place at the wrong time. These rounds just happened to find them. It's a very unfortunate incident," LAPD Capt. Mark Olvera said.
Authorities believe McClelland was trying to shoot two members of a rival gang and that the little boy and his uncle were killed unintentionally.
McClelland, an alleged gang member, is already in custody on an unrelated burglary case in Beverly Hills.
He is currently being held without bail.