#CrimeTimeTuesday – Man Sentenced to Life for Fatal Shooting of Teenager in Bellflower Suspect Jesus Chavez, 37, was found guilty and sentenced on April 29, 2019, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a teenager during a drive-by shooting on Halloween night four years ago.
17 year-old Sitani Sialeuvea was standing in front of a mobile home park on the 16100 block of Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower on October, 31, 2015, at approximately 10:45 p.m., when the suspect, Jesus Chavez, drove by in a vehicle and shot at the victim with a shotgun. The victim was struck multiple times and transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives investigated the case and were able to locate the suspect. He was arrested and booked at Lakewood Station for murder.
Deputy District Attorney Steven Schreiner tried the case and the jury found the suspect guilty of one count of first-degree murder with a special circumstance allegation of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle intentionally at another person outside the vehicle with the intent to inflict death.