September 2, 2014
RENO, NV -Jose Cruz told a judge he was part of the robbery that led to the shooting of Steven Gale, who died after the robbery on California Avenue in Reno in May.
Police say Cruz and three other people tried to take a purse from one of Gale's friends, and that's when the shooting happened. It was the final part of a crime spree stretching to Carson City.
Cruz will be sentenced in November, and he could get life in prison. Prison officials will determine whether he will be placed in the general prison population.
The other robbery suspects will go to trial in April.