A teenager who was sentenced to just 5 months in a diversionary camp for running over a mother and her baby in 2021 was killed during a dispute.
Kristopher Baca, 17, was found dead of gunshot wounds in a driveway on the 83600 block of 11th Street East on Wednesday evening.
A source said he got into an argument at a fast food restaurant after trying to “get with a girl.”
As he walked home, a car pulled up next to him and an argument ensued. Someone in the vehicle opened fire, then sped off.
Baca was only 15 when he callously plowed a rental car into a mother, identified as Rachel, and her toddler who was in a stroller.
He was already on felony probation for poisoning a high school girl’s drink when the hit-and-run happened on Aug. 6, 2021 in Venice, California.
Surveillance video shows Rachel attempting to avoid the vehicle but Baca intentionally steered the car into her and her toddler. The mom and child were not seriously injured.
After hitting the pair, Baca tried to flee but a good Samaritan in a pickup truck rammed his car and he crashed into a telephone pole.
Angry bystanders dragged Baca out of the vehicle and held him until police arrived.
Rachel blasted Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon who sentenced the teenager to just 5 months in a diversionary camp.
Gascon, a Democrat who is soft on criminals, told Rachel at the time that the sentence was “fair” and “an appropriate resolution.”
Rachel told Fox News Digital on Friday that she was both relieved and saddened by the news of Baca’s murder.
“The universe delivered the justice we weren’t given in court, but a much harsher punishment than he’d have been dealt in a court of law,” she said.