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Police say alleged gang members assaulted Glendale teen

May 01, 2013

An argument between friends was interrupted Sunday by a pair of gangsters who decided to settle the issue and take matters into their own hands, police said.

The alleged gang members were inside a blue Chevrolet Suburban about 7:37 p.m. when they drove up beside a 17-year-old boy and his two friends who were arguing at the corner of Adams and Harvard streets, police said.

One of the alleged gang members urged the boy to punch his friend, police said. When the boy ignored him and walked away, the Suburban followed him and stopped, police said.

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The alleged gang members exited the Suburban, asked the boy who he was messing with and punched him twice in the face, police said.

During the confrontation, the alleged gang members reportedly yelled out the name of their gang, which claims South Glendale and Northeast Los Angeles as their territory.

After the assault, they fled in the Suburban.

The driver was described as Latino, 6 feet 2 and with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black Converse shoes. The passenger was Latino, about 5 feet 9, 190 pounds and had black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black baseball cap, blue flannel shirt and khaki pants.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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