BIRTH: September 3, 1991
DEATH: June 22, 2008
Matthew, 16, Anthony Bologna, 48 years old, and his brother, Michael, 20, were driving home from a family barbecue in Fairfield. Forced to stop, they temporarily blocked another car from completing a left turn. Mr. Bologna backed up to allow the turn amidst the angry stares of the driver. The gang member opened fire, killing Anthony and Michael. Matthew died later at the hospital after his mother had to make the difficult decision to have him removed from life support.
Police and prosecutors said the shootings may have been retaliation for the shooting of another alleged MS-13 member earlier that day in the Mission district, and that the Bologna’s were mistaken for rival gang members.