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A 16-year-old boy was inside rival gang-territory in Oceanside, marking walls there with his own gang’s graffiti, when he abruptly came face-to-face with a resident teen who recognized him, and that’s when the invader fired his shotgun, according to testimony today.

Samuel Ortega Ricardez, 16, was “startled” when he happened upon Antonio Carachuri Perez, 17, in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11, 2012. Perez was relaxing with family members in the front courtyard of the apartments where they lived when Ricardez appeared in front of him and Perez said, “What the fuck?” according to an Oceanside police gang specialist.

Detective Keli Garcia said Ricardez made incriminating statements in a recorded interview at OPD headquarters after the shooting. Ricardez had turned 16 years old just ten days before the alleged shooting and is now being prosecuted as an adult.

Ricardez told the detective that while he ran from the scene he heard other shots fired and he believed that he was being shot at, Detective Garcia said, and then Ricardez threw his shotgun into some high grass behind a palm tree.

The shooting victim, Perez, was declared dead on the operating table at 5:20 a.m., according to Dr. Patricia Ogera. The San Diego County deputy medical examiner said she found approximately 100 “bird shot” sized pellets inside the lower right abdomen of the deceased.

Superior Court Judge Daniel Goldstein ordered Ricardez held on murder and other charges at the end of the preliminary hearing April 3 2012 in the Vista courthouse.

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SurfPuppy619 April 4, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m.

I have never seen defendants shackled at the ankles on a San Diego court, is this a pic of the defendant or a stock photo???????

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ImageGroup April 4, 2012 @ 6:06 p.m.

This is a picture of the actual defendant. Defendants can be shackled during the prelim hearing when no jury is present.

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SurfPuppy619 April 4, 2012 @ 8 p.m.

Yes, I am aware of when a defendant can and cannot be shackled, but as stated, I have never seen the ankles shackled, usaully it is a hand cuff to the chair.

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Visduh April 4, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m.

Probably another Oceanside High School student. The school's mascot is "The Pirates". What could be more fitting?

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SurfPuppy619 Aug. 12, 2012 @ 11:47 p.m.

Mission Bay HS's macot is also The Pirates!

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oside760 Aug. 12, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m.

Fucckk Noo , Thee Homies Innocent , krooket ass OPD are making shitt up !! , Free The Homiee KartOOn!! , Making false aquistations nd shitt .. Tf , i knoww the homie wouldnt doo that , he'd juss Dipp , he didnt kill no onee !!!

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