A July 16 trial date was confirmed Tuesday for a probationer and another man accused in a gang-related shooting last spring that wounded a Perris teenager.

Lawrence Fitzgerald Henderson, 27, and Christopher Devon Johnson, 23, are both charged with attempted murder and sentence-enhancing gang and great bodily injury allegations stemming from the May 3 attack near Eaton Memorial Park in Perris.

The pair appeared for a status conference before Riverside County Superior Court Judge David Gunn, who asked the prosecution and defense whether they would be prepared to go to trial this summer, which both sides confirmed, prompting Gunn to schedule the start of trial proceedings for mid-July.

The judge set a pretrial hearing for May 15 at the Riverside Hall of Justice to make sure all sides are on track.

Each defendant is being held in lieu of $1 million bail — Henderson at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, and Johnson at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Roggeveen, the victim, whose name was withheld, was walking with a girl on Morgan Street when Henderson and Johnson allegedly pulled alongside them in a maroon Jaguar.

Roggeveen alleged that the men accosted the teens, making comments — the nature of which weren’t disclosed — that elicited a response from the boy, at which point one of the defendants allegedly leveled a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, firing once and hitting the youth.

Deputies arrived moments later and had the boy taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, then began collecting evidence and canvassing the area, the sergeant said.

About four hours after the afternoon attack, Henderson and Johnson were located in the Jaguar on Redlands Avenue, near Paragon Park, where they were arrested without a struggle, Roggeveen said.

According to court records, Johnson has prior convictions for domestic abuse and making criminal threats. Henderson has no documented prior felony convictions in adult court.

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