BREAKING: Cheyenne Teen Convicted of Murder in Shooting Death of Teen
A 17-year-old Cheyenne boy on trial as an adult in connection with April's drive-by shooting at Lincoln Park which left a 15-year-old Cheyenne girl dead will spend at least the next 20 years in prison.
A Laramie County jury on Tuesday afternoon found Johnny Munoz guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of BayLee Carabajal-Clark.
According to Cheyenne Police Detective Mike Fernandez, Munoz was riding in the front seat of an SUV being driven by 16-year-old Julian Espinoza on the morning of April 30, 2023, when they and three adults -- Jalen Trujillo, Santana Trujillo, and Jeremy Lackey -- drove by the park on East 7th Street and Munoz opened fire on a group playing basketball, hitting Carabajal-Clark in the head.
Fernandez says a male juvenile, J.O., indicated that he shot back at the SUV with a Glock 9mm, but the SUV was not hit and Espinoza took off.
Fernandez says 14 spent 9mm shell casings were found in the grass north of the basketball court and four spent .380 shell casings were found along the north side of East 7th Street, which, based on weight, were consistent with the bullet recovered from Carabajal-Clark.
He says it's believed that Joey Carabajal Jr. was the intended target due to a pending criminal case.
Munoz is facing a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. His sentencing will be set as soon as a presentence investigation is complete, which usually takes a few months.
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