GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Nearly three years after a Grand Rapids teen was fatally shot while riding his bike, the accused gunman has been ordered to stand trial for the Aug. 2011 homicide.
Moisses H. Gonzalez, 21, waived his preliminary hearing in Grand Rapids District Court today and has been bound over to face trial for second-degree murder and felony use of a firearm.
He's charged with shooting 17-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez in the chest as Lopez rode his bike near the intersection of Beacon Street and Grandville Avenue SW. Grand Rapids Police at the time said they believed the shooting was gang-related.
Gonzalez has been locked-up since November on unrelated charges stemming from a non-fatal shooting in the city. Gonzalez last year was charged with assault with intent to commit murder, gang activity and felony use of a firearm. His trial in that case is set to begin later this month.
The Kent County Prosecutor's Office charged him with Lopez' death two weeks ago. Lopez was one of 10 people murdered in the city in 2011. If convicted of second-degree murder, Gonzalez faces up to life in prison. He's being held in the Kent County Jail on a $200,000 bond.