A man convicted in a fatal shooting at a North Highlands party has been sentenced to 74 years and eight months to life in prison.
A Sacramento County jury in May found Ira Johnson, 20, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Rogelio Gastelum and two counts of attempted murder. The jury also found that he personally discharged a firearm causing death or bodily injury, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. He was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Helena Gweon.
Johnson and his friends attended a party on Viola Drive, north of Interstate 80, on July 12, 2015. When asked to leave, the group started a fight, according to the news release. Johnson and an unidentified man pulled out guns and fired shots into the crowd of partygoers. Gastelum, a San Mateo resident, was shot in the torso and died at the scene. Two other partygoers were wounded but survived.