This is why theres so much gun crime, not cause guns are easy to get but because scumbags who commit the crimes get slapped on the wrist and the people who obey the laws get fucked over by new gun control policy Man who fired assault rifle in 4th Ave shoot-out given probation BY JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER Sep 27, 2006, 8:42 pm A man involved in a gang-related, drive-by shooting last year along 4th Avenue — in which an assault rifle was fired at another vehicle — was sentenced to probation and jail Tuesday but not prison. Victor Manuel Flores, 31, of 10217 Monsoon Ave., who pleaded guilty in a plea bargain last month to a charge of attempted drive-by shooting, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mark Wayne Reeves to 48 months of intensive probation. As a result of his probation, Flores, who is out of custody on bond, was also ordered to serve four consecutive weekends in jail. In a Dec. 11 drive-by shooting, Flores, from the vehicle he was riding in with three others, fired a semiautomatic AK-47 at a rival gang member's car. "You are obligated to surrender yourself to the jail no later then 6 p.m. on each Friday," Reeves told Flores, who stood before the bench with his attorney, James Tilson. "If you do not, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest. Do you understand?" "Yes, I do," Flores answered. Also charged in the case were Gregorio Reyes, 21; Armando Hernandez, 20; and Alejandro Paz, 19. Reyes was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison earlier this year for assisting in a criminal syndicate, which is an organized group that commits crimes. Hernandez's case is still pending, and charges against Paz were dismissed. According to court records, the Dec. 11 car chase and shootout stemmed from an earlier incident during a car show at Yuma Greyhound Park, 4000 S. 4th Ave. The incident stemmed from Southside and Westside street gang members flashing gang signs and threatening one another. Later that night, according to court records, reputed Southside gang members Paz, Flores, Hernandez and Reyes borrowed an AK-47 from a fellow gang member so they could retaliate against the Westside street gang members who threatened them earlier in the evening. During the chase that began in the 2100 block of 4th Avenue, Flores allegedly shot the AK-47 semiautomatic rife at another car carrying an undetermined number of Westsiders. Both cars carried reputed gang members. The chase ended around midnight when the two cars collided at the intersection of 16th Street and 4th Avenue with another vehicle, which wasn't involved in the chase, according to court records. Gang members fled the scene, and there were no injuries. Reputed Westside gang member Jesse Ramirez, 19, of 929 S. Dora Ave., was in the car being shot at by Southside gang members. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison for his role in the 4th Avenue shootout and a separate shooting in May involving another gang member.