FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A judge in central California set a nearly $24-million bail for the alleged mastermind of a shooting at a party that left four men dead.
Ger Lee, 27, was recently extradited to Fresno from Minnesota, where he was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 17 shooting, the Fresno Bee reported Tuesday.
The four victims were killed after gunmen entered the yard of a Fresno home through an unlocked gate and used semiautomatic weapons to open fire on people watching a Sunday night football game. Six other people were wounded.
Lee was expected to be arraigned in Judge Michael Idiart’s courtroom on Tuesday, but his attorney Curtis Sok asked for the case to be continued until next Tuesday. Idiart agreed and set Lee’s bail at $23.7 million.
Lee and six other alleged members of the Mongolian Boys Society gang were arrested and charged for the mass shooting.
The other six defendants face state or federal court charges. Charged in state court are Anthony Montes, 27; Porge Kue, 26; and Billy Xiong, 25. Each has been charged with four counts of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder.
Three others face charges in federal court. Johnny Xiong, 25, along with Pao Vang, 30, and Jhovanny Delgado, 19, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the aid of racketeering.
The alleged gang members told investigators they were avenging the death of one of their members’ brother, who was killed earlier that day, according to a criminal complaint filed in Superior Court.