DATE: September 1, 2023

CASE: Miguel Robles (Case #22FE001497)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Chelsea Givens, Felony Trial Unit

Miguel Robles was convicted by a jury of three counts of premeditated attempted murder,  two counts of attempted murder, two counts of criminal threats and one count of possession of a loaded firearm.  The jury also found true allegations of discharging a firearm, discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury and personal use of a firearm.

On January 22, 2022, Miguel Robles was at the El Bukanas Night Club watching a live band perform. During the performance, Robles got on stage and offered alcohol to the band members. When one of the employees asked Robles to get off the stage, Robles began making threats to the employee stating he had an AK47 and an AR15 in his truck and would “shut this place down.” After security guards asked Robles and his group to leave, a large fight ensued involving Robles and members of his group. When security forcefully removed Robles and his group from El Bukanas, Robles repeatedly threatened the original employee and security guards stating he would kill all of them. Robles returned to the nightclub with a gun and continued to state he was going to kill everyone. Robles then fired five shots at the original employee, security guards and a patron who helped remove Robles and his group from the nightclub. The original employee sustained a gunshot wound to his arm, a security guard suffered graze-wounds and the patron suffered a gunshot wound to his heel. Robles then told a husband and wife working at a taco stand in front of the nightclub that he was going to kill them because “they worked there.” Robles pointed the gun at each of them and pulled the trigger, but the firearm was out of ammunition. After trying to shoot the husband and wife three times, Robles went back to his truck while yelling to the husband and wife that he would be back to kill them. The husband and wife were able to take pictures of Robles fleeing the scene.

The following evening, Robles went to another nightclub. Some of the security guards recognized him as the shooter at El Bukanas and called 911. Sacramento police officers responded to the nightclub and detained Robles, who was identified by multiple witnesses as the shooter.

Robles faces a maximum sentence of 141 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for September 29, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle.