Aug 22, 2007

The teen seen with a nickel-plated gun

He looked like he was 16 or 17, witnesses said. He looked Hispanic. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jean shorts. He had very short hair and he walked up behind the black Ford, crouching down and holding a silver-colored revolver in his hand, police were told.

He fired the nickel-plated gun once, and people started to scatter from the scene. The gunman got into the front seat of a car, a Honda Civic, and leaned the seat way back, like he didn’t want to be seen, according to witnesses.

Police are still looking for the teen seen with a nickel-plated gun, but detectives think they know his name and have a warrant for his arrest: Jose Carlos Mendez, a 17-year-old who is also known as “Lagrimas.”

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@ the Clayton News Daily.