Gabriel Soto. Photo courtesy of East Los Angeles College
Gabriel Soto. Photo courtesy of East Los Angeles College

Three men were in custody Friday in connection with the shooting death of a former Garfield High School football player, authorities said.

Gabriel Soto, 21, was fatally shot in the 600 Block of South McDonnell Avenue on May 25, 2013. Jonathon Gonzalez, 28, Roque Solis, 30, and Anthony Gabriel, 25, were taken into custody last week and booked on suspicion of murder, according to the sheriff’s department.

Bail for the suspects ranged from $2 million to $3 million, and all three were scheduled to appear in court in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 5, according to the sheriff’s department.

Soto was a student at Lincoln University in Missouri, where he was playing football on scholarship and studying electrical engineering, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was home visiting with friends when he was fatally shot at a party, where one of his friends suffered a leg wound.

—City News Service

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