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June 4, 2019: Man Sentenced for Killing at Pomona House Party

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 21-year-old man was sentenced today to 21 years in state prison for a fatal shooting in Pomona in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A jury last month convicted Timothy James Molano McKinney of Rancho Cucamonga of one count of voluntary manslaughter in case KA115548.

Deputy District Attorney Lance Hansen of the Hardcore Gang Division said the jury also found true an allegation of personally using a firearm during the commission of the crime.

On June 16, 2017, McKinney attended a party at victim Joseph Aguilar’s home located in the 500 block of East McKinley Avenue in Pomona, according to testimony at trial.

During the party, Aguilar and McKinney’s friends got into a fight, the prosecutor said. The altercation continued outside when McKinney produced a handgun and shot Aguilar, the prosecutor added.

Authorities were called and Aguilar, 33, was taken to the hospital where he ultimately died from his injuries, according to the prosecutor. Two days after the incident, police located McKinney and arrested him.

The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.