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Gang member sentenced in Arden Arcade shooting

A man identified by prosecutors as a validated member of the Oak Park Blood gang has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for an offense related to a 2014 shooting in the Arden Arcade area.

Devon Nelson, 23, was convicted by a Sacramento County jury last month of possession of ammunition. On Friday, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Curtis Fiorini sentenced Nelson to 10 years, four months in prison, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On July 4, 2014, multiple shots were fired by multiple people at El Camino and Howe avenues. An unidentified victim fled the scene after being shot at and physically assaulted, authorities said.

A vehicle matching that of one of the possible shooters was found near the crime scene, and Nelson was the right front passenger in the vehicle. When an officer approached the car, Nelson and an unidentified driver ran off on foot. As he fled, Nelson discarded a 9mm magazine with six live rounds in it, authorities said. He was caught minutes later.

At the time of the incident, authorities said, Nelson was on felony probation for committing an assault with a firearm for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Cathy Locke