Teen found guilty in shooting near Auburn High School
By Jim Hagerty
A 19-year-old man was found guilty after a jury trial this week of shooting another teen near the Auburn Freshman Campus in 2009.
According to documents from State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato’s office, Jesus Camacho was 18 when he was the trigger man in a drive-by shooting that injured a 14-year-old student.
The incident occurred Monday April 20, 2009 on the 500 block of N. Pierpont Avenue. A red Chevy Blazer slowed toward the victim, who was walking to school. Camacho fired a handgun from the passenger seat, hitting the victim in the leg.
The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the upper thigh. Camacho was located a short time later and admitted to the shooting, saying he and the victim were rival gang members.
Camacho was convicted of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 1 in front of Hon. Judge Joseph McGraw.
Camacho faces three to 60 years in prison.
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