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JANETH LOPEZ: Reputed Female Gang Member Charged with Murder Outside Church

LOS ANGELES – A reputed female gang member was charged today with murder, attempted murder and vandalism for her role in a Nov. 4 fatal shooting outside a Westlake district church, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Janeth Lopez, 22, was allegedly spray-painting red graffiti on the walls of the Iglesia de Paz church when two church members emerged and tried to stop her, officials said.

A suspected male gang member got out of his car and opened fire, killing 25-year-old Andres Ordonez and wounding a second male church member. A third man was fired at, but not hit. The shooting occurred at 3001 West Beverly Blvd. about 6:30 p.m.

Deputy District Attorney Phillip Glaviano, assistant head deputy of the Hardcore Gang Division, said Lopez is charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one misdemeanor count of vandalism in case No. BA404685. The complaint includes gun and gang allegations.

Lopez allegedly hopped in the waiting vehicle with the suspected male shooter and both fled.

Los Angeles Police Department continues to investigate the shooting.

Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned sometime this afternoon at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $2.5 million.

If convicted, she faces up to life in prison.