Reduced Bond Denied for Gang Member

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - A gang member accused of a deadly shooting has been denied a reduced bond.

23-year-old Steven Uresti was arrested in the shooting death of a teen.

His defense attorney was trying to get his bond lowered from $500,000.

Uresti allegedly opened fire into a crowd outside the Pussycat Lounge in May, hitting 17-year-old Martin Blea, Junior.

He ran off to Houston and Dallas before turning himself into to U.S. Marshal's.

District Attorney Bobby Bland believes Uresti is a member of the Latin Kings and the shooting stemmed from a fight with a fellow gang member.