LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2012)--A 15-year-old gang member has been charged in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father's arms on a South Los Angeles street.
Donald Ray Dokins appeared in court Friday and a judge set his bond at $3 million, a day after he was charged with murder and attempted murder.
He did not enter a plea and his arraignment was postponed until July 16.
Prosecutors contend Dokins rode up on a bicycle on June 4 and opened fire on a crowd standing outside a South Los Angeles home.
Angel Cortez Nava was shot in the stomach as his father cradled him and later died.
The father, old Mauro Cortez, 24, was hit in the shoulder.
Authorities say the shooting was gang-related but Cortez wasn't in a gang.