DATE:  June 25, 2021

CASE:  Armando Garcia (Case #18FE001992)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Bret Wasley, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit

Armando Garcia was convicted by a jury of attempted murder and assault with a semiautomatic firearm.  The jury also found true allegations that Garcia personally used a firearm inflicting great bodily injury.  Garcia admitted to a prior 1998 strike conviction for reckless discharge of a firearm.

On December 9, 2012, sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported shooting and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, abdomen and arm.  The victim survived his wounds.  Deputies found shell casings and blood droplets a few blocks from where the victim was located. 

Law enforcement was investigating Garcia for an unrelated matter when they learned that Garcia was bragging about shooting someone he identified by a gang name.  A search of  a law enforcement database identified that name as the victim’s gang moniker.   Shell casings from the scene of the shooting matched casings fired from a semi-automatic handgun that Sacramento Police officers previously found in Garcia’s possession.

Garcia faces a maximum sentence of 48 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for August 27, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 4 before the Honorable Steve White.

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