Anthony “Chopper” Garcia was arrested in 2008 in Los Angeles after a homicide investigator was flipping through snapshots and saw a picture of Rivera’s chest tattoos. Displayed proudly across his chest is a depiction of a 2004 liquor store murder during which Rivera shot and killed another man. Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.  As if to seal the deal, below the collarbone of the gang member known by the alias “Chopper” was a miniature helicopter raining down bullets on the scene. (Los Angeles Times).  This week, Garcia’s cooperation in prison has led to the arrest of another man linked to a gang murder that the same investigator didn’t think would ever be solved.

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