Marlon Alejandro Lozano-Montano charged with shooting Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez

Casey Walters admitted last week that she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire from her car on a group of kids in South Minneapolis, paralyzing 12-year-old Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez.

But she wouldn't tell police the name of the shooter.

Today, police said Marlon Alejandro Lozano-Montano, of Minneapolis, pulled the trigger. The 17-year-old has been charged in Hennepin County with two counts of assault in the first degree, one for the benefit of a gang, and two counts of drive-by shooting, one for the benefit of a gang.

Walters was arrested not long after MPD appealed for the public's help in tracking down the shooter, and her case was posted on the Crime Stoppers website. She was charged last week.

Galeno-Hernandez, now 13, was shot in the neck on Nov. 12 while walking down Chicago Avenue South with some friends. A witness saw Lozano-Montano pop up out of the sunroof on Walters's car and open fire on the girls.

Police say that both Walters and Lozano-Montano are members of the Sureno 13 gang, and the shooting was aimed at members of rival Vatos Locos members. But investigators told the Star Tribune they are pretty sure that neither the girl, nor her friends, had any gang affiliations.

Doctors say Galeno-Hernandez will never walk again.

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