- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school.

Prosecutors said Lisa Egersdorf picked up her 17-year-old son from his Salt Lake City school and was behind the wheel when he fired several shots at the group.

Charging documents show she asked, “Did you get them?” after he fired at their car. No one was hurt in the Sept. 22 drive-by shooting.

Police said Damian Garcia yelled “Mom, they just jumped me,” when and he and his friends got into his mother’s car in the school parking lot after the fight. She responded, “It’s all right, we’re going to get them,” according to charging documents.

One of the shots hit a woman’s car after she stopped at the 7-Eleven in the middle-class neighborhood.

Egersdorf later told investigators she and her son are part of the same gang, police said. She acknowledged driving Garcia by the 7-Eleven, but denied the shots came from her car, according to jail records.

Garcia was charged with 10 felonies, including aggravated assault and six counts of firing a gun. His mother was charged with 10 felonies and three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. She has a history of convictions on assault, criminal mischief and contributing the delinquency of a minor charges, according to court records.

The Associated Press doesn’t usually name juveniles charged with crimes, but it is using Garcia’s name because he has been charged as an adult. Court documents indicate prosecutors did so because Garcia is older than 16 and has prior convictions.

No attorney has been listed in court records for Egersdorf or her son, and they could not be reached by The Associated Press.


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