Defendant Convicted of Attempted Murder, Shooting at Citrus Heights Restaurant
DATE: November 15, 2022
CASE: Miguel Angel Garcia-Rocio (Case #21FE006840)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Allen Tsikerman, Felony Trial Unit
Miguel Angel Garcia-Rocio was convicted by a jury of attempted murder. The jury also found true allegations of willful, deliberation, and premeditation; personal use of a firearm; and intentional discharge of a firearm.
On April 16, 2021, Miguel Angel Garcia-Rocio was having dinner at a restaurant with a small group, including children. Garcia-Rocio was making the children laugh when a group of males at a nearby table began laughing at him. Garcia-Rocio got angry and started an argument. Garcia-Rocio later went to the parking lot and moved his car closer to the outdoor patio where all of the parties were sitting. Garcia-Rocio returned to his table and continued arguing with the group of males. Garcia-Rocio then walked up to the other group’s table, pulled a handgun from his waist and shot the victim once in the head. Garcia-Rocio then got into his nearby car and fled the scene. He was apprehended later that night. The victim suffered a graze head wound which required suturing.
Garcia-Rocio faces a maximum sentence of 27 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for December 9, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. in Department 36 before the Honorable Stephen Acquisto.