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Convicted felon found guilty in shooting that injured pedestrian on way to work

A man with a previous felony conviction has been found guilty of offenses related to a 2015 shooting that injured a pedestrian who was en route to work.

A Sacramento County jury on Wednesday convicted 27-year-old Daevon Love of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, discharging a firearm at an inhabited vehicle, three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also found that Love personally used a firearm and committed the crimes while out on bail, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. The court found in a separate proceeding that Love has a prior strike conviction.

On July 31, 2014, Love and his friends attacked a man and beat him. On Nov. 8, 2015, Love, while out on bail, was a passenger in a Buick that nearly collided with another car. When the occupants of the other car honked at the Buick, Love pulled out a gun and shot at them, authorities said. Although the car and its occupants were not struck by the gunfire, an individual who was walking to work and was not involved in the dispute suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

Love’s previous strike conviction was for battery with serious bodily injury, prosecutors said. He is to be sentenced Jan. 20 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge James Arguelles.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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