Two suspected members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested and a third is being sought in the Daly City slaying of a 21-year-old college student who was shot because his friends were wearing red—a color claimed by a rival gang—police said Thursday.This crime sounds painfully like the triple murder of the Bologna family in San Francisco, where MS-13 gangster Edwin Ramos shot three people he reportedly thought were members of a rival gang.
One of Moises Frias Jr.'s companions was wearing a red sweater, and another a red-and-white San Francisco 49ers cap, when their car was riddled with bullets near the Daly City BART station Feb. 19. Frias died before he could reach the hospital, and two of the other three young men in the car were wounded.
None of the victims had anything to do with gangs, investigators said.
"That's very stupid thinking," Moises Frias Sr. said after learning of the arrests. "They're going to shoot him just because of that? Why don't they just kill each other?"
The father said he would ask San Mateo County prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the killing, which he said devastated his family and made him fear for the safety of his surviving 18-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter.
"I would never expect something like this to happen in my life," he said. "These guys, they destroyed my life, me and family, for nothing." [Gang killers shot men for wearing red, cops say , San Francisco Chronicle, July 9, 2009 ]