A Toledo gang member was convicted today in a drive-by shooting during a softball game at Robinson Park.
Benjamin Besteder, 19, of 523 Cadillac Ct., was found guilty by a jury in Lucas County Common Pleas Court of three counts of felonious assault and one count of discharge of a firearm upon or over a public road or highway. Each charge included a firearms specification.
Besteder is a member of the XBlocc gang.
Besteder, who did not take the stand during his three-day trial, fired multiple shots from a car as it was passing the park about 3:15 p.m. May 25. Ernest Reed, 26, was wounded, while two shots struck a parked ice cream truck with two people inside.
Besteder faces up to 37 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 29 by Judge Ruth Ann Franks.
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