A Sacramento County Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced Dezmon McClary to 50 years to life in prison for the 2015 first-degree murder of Marcus Gonzalez, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities said McClary shot Gonzalez, 26, in a North Natomas apartment complex on Oct. 9, 2015, after he found out his ex-girlfriend was seeing a new boyfriend. McClary, 23, went to the woman’s apartment armed with a shotgun and accompanied by a second man, Charles Johnson, 24, who was armed with a handgun.
The two men entered the woman’s apartment through an unlocked door and saw Gonzalez. Believing that he was the new boyfriend, McClary fired his shotgun, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. Paramedics arrived at the apartment and pronounced Gonzalez dead. He died from a single shot to the torso, the Sacramento Police Department said at the time of the shooting.
Detectives received information that two people got into an older model, powder-blue minivan driven by a man and left the apartment complex at the time of the shooting. McClary was later arrested in San Bernardino County.
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Johnson was sentenced to five years and 8 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter while armed with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.