A mistrial has been declared in the murder case against a man accused of shooting a 5-year-old boy wearing a Spider-man costume on Halloween 2010.
Two reputed Los Angeles gang members have pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering a 5-year-old boy who was shot as he posed for Halloween costume photos in his backyard.
A funeral service will be held Friday for 5-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr., who was shot and killed in the backyard of his South L.A. home on Halloween.
Family and friends of Aaron Shannon paid tribute to the child during a weekend vigil where they, like many others, called and prayed for an end to the violence in South Los Angeles.
The Oct. 31 attack — blamed on misdirected gunfire from suspected Crips gang members raiding Bloods turf — harkened back to the carnage of the 1980s and early ’90s when brazen young men patrolled the streets of the area once called South Central and gave little thought to living or dying.
Los Angeles police say two reputed gang members have been arrested for the Halloween killing of a 5-year-old who was shot in the head as he showed off his Spider-Man costume in his backyard.