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Compton gang member convicted of killing man in 2014 drive-by shooting

A gang member was convicted March 9 in the killing of a 31-year-old man and shooting at a rival gang member in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

After a day of deliberations, a jury found Michael Angelo Daniel, a 37-year-old black man, guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of David Jerome Scott, 31. Daniel was also convicted of attempted murder, prosecutors said.

Jurors found true a special allegation that the killing was committed for the benefit of a gang. In addition, gun allegations were found true.

On May 21, 2014, Scott, and a 44-year-old man were standing outside of a house in the 1100 block of East Bennett Street in Compton when they were shot during a drive-by shooting, prosecutors said. 

Scott was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The second victim survived, prosecutors said. 

Witnesses provided Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies with a description of the suspect vehicle. Authorities found the car shortly after and arrested Daniel, prosecutors said. Bullet casings also linked Daniel to the shooting.

Daniel is scheduled to return to court April 4. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 75 years to life in state prison. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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