FRESNO, Calif. -- Thirteen years after he was honored as a hero for saving a drowning child, jurors
convicted a Fresno gang member of a drive-by shooting.

Ivan Ramirez was found guilty Tuesday of shooting at an inhabited house, being a felon with a gun
and participating in a gang. The 21-year-old Ramirez faces a possible life prison term when he's
sentenced Aug. 31.

Prosecutors say the gang member got into a confrontation with rivals on Jan. 24 outside a Reedley
store and Ramirez later fired two rounds at a home where he believed the rivals lived.

In 1997, Ramirez was 8 when he and three other children formed a human chain to pull Kasee Yang
from a canal in southeast Fresno.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Former hero convicted in gang