Oscar Lopez (Booking Photo)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A Pomona gang member was sentenced Friday to 151 years to life in prison for his role in the killing of 20-year-old Nestor Miranda of Montclair.
In December, a Rancho Cucamonga jury found 29-year-old Oscar Lopez guilty of one count of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, one felony count of Shooting at an Occupied Motor Vehicle, one count of Possession For Sale of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon with Priors. The jury also found true multiple gun allegations as well as one Street Gang Terrorism allegation.
In December, a separate jury found 28-year-old Sergio Vidrio of Pomona, guilty of the same charges and allegations. Vidrio is scheduled to be sentenced March 9 at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court.
The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which both defendants pulled up alongside another vehicle and asked the occupants: “Where you guys from?” Vidrio and Lopez, who were both wearing dark-colored bandanas covering their mouths and black gloves, immediately started shooting—killing Miranda and missing the other occupant of the vehicle.
This case was prosecuted by DDA David Collins and the West Valley Gang Unit and investigated by the Montclair Police Department.