Redbridge shooting suspect charged as gang member
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Jun 25, 2013 | 7101 views | 13 13 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MANTECA — The addition of gang charges resulted in the delay of a preliminary hearing on Thursday, June 20, for a Lathrop man accused of shooting a Tracy teenager in March.

Angelo Alex Abila, 19, is charged with premeditated attempted murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, intentional and personal discharge of a firearm, infliction of great bodily injury, and assault with a firearm on a person.

Abila appeared in San Joaquin County Superior Court and had his criminal complaint amended to include charges of being an active participant in a street gang and shooting at an occupied dwelling and gang enhancements, according to Deputy District Attorney Donald Vaughn.

“We received a lot more discovery (evidence) making this a gang case,” he said.

The hearing was continued for further arraignment to 8:30 a.m. on July 29 in the Manteca courthouse.

After the hearing, Defense Attorney John Casenave said he wasn’t surprised the enhancements were added. He had heard rumors in the past that prosecutors had tried to link Abila to a criminal street gang.

According to police, Abila allegedly shot Nikki Mello, 17, outside of her house on the 2800 block of Redbridge Road during a party around 2:55 a.m. on March 16.

She was shot once in the back and the bullet reportedly remains lodged in her left lung.

Abila remains at San Joaquin County Jail without bail.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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cody01
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July 04, 2013
If this "Family" knows, or, is related to any person in official capacity, they will remain. Why are some activities allowed to continue, knowing there will be an ending event that could rock the community.Everyone knows an event will take place.

We know it will be bad. Now what? What can a regular person do?

Anybody have some answers to this apparent problem?
PublicCitizen
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July 04, 2013


Angelo Alex Abila, 19, is charged with premeditated attempted murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, intentional and personal discharge of a firearm, infliction of great bodily injury, and assault with a firearm on a person.

IT FIGURES.
backinblack
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July 04, 2013
"Screw you BIB..You don't even know me"

Well enough to know there's probably nobody who will miss you at least as far as this comment section goes. Do us a favor and do not continue posting comments after you no longer live here.

I and I'm sure at least a few others who read your comments also have the ability to recognize deep seeded anger or possible self loathing & unhappiness. Your comments especially the ones done under amlee indicate you have some sort of chip on your shoulder or other issues.

You bring up kids not being safe at school, what about the example set at home? For all I know you are a great parent but would you want your kids reading the comments you post here? Does your 100% negative attitude and apparent hate for just about everything carry over to your children?

Making an assessment of someone after reading one or two comments is one thing, assessing someone after reading their comments for four years or so is another - true character eventually can be ascertained if one has good enough cognitive ability.

As I've done in the past I sincerely hope you find the happiness you think you will find after you get out of Tracy & CA. Good luck.
Firemedic_not_Tracy
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June 28, 2013
9:25 p.m.: A person on the 2800 block of Redbridge Road reported that a 25-year-old man at the house was out of control after not sleeping for three days. Police arrested him for resisting officers.

-still more problems at the same House where the shooting occurred ....when is the Mom going to get their act together?..... I guess trash will always be trash and hang around other trash.... and problems will continue to exist... Now I'm sure they will have a "reasonable" excuse (as they always do) and they had nothing to do with the person staying there.... But being up for 3 days is synonymous with crack and speed.... Or really bad insomnia... But they don't know anything about drugs ... Or gangs... Or street fighting...or pot...or out of control parties.. ...or alcohol abuse... Or...ugh i could go on.... But Mom is working on her image and her daughters ... Right? (extreme sarcasm)....
Workinhard123
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June 30, 2013
@ Firemedic_not_Tracy I must correct you. I also live on the 2800 block of Redbridge & was there at the time of the incident. IT WAS NOT THE PEREZ HOME. It was new residents a couple doors down from the Perez home & apparently the young man suffers from Bipolar. You should really have your facts in order before you go around spitting out false accusations.
Firemedic_not_Tracy
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July 02, 2013
@workinghard....

well, my mistake then... but....There WAS an incident at that home involving police(again) and involving a person that was there that needed to be removed from the house..maybe not THIS incident, but one very similar...

so why bother defending the people that live there.... it's no use because, like a career criminal, something will eventually happen again - even with an offer of help from professionals....they are who they are -
Workinhard123
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July 02, 2013
@ firemedic_not_Tracy. Now you just sound malicious & ignorant. Give it a rest already. If you have an issue with the family go to them don't be the coward behind the computer again speaking complete false accusations. By your malicious words its obvious its personal since you said nothing of fact pertaining to the article.


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