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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of fatal 2003 shooting in South Natomas?

Q: What happened in the Rayshun Cunningham case? I know he supposedly got life. It happened years ago in Sacramento.

Denise, Sacramento

A: A jury found Rayshun Cunningham guilty of second-degree murder in the July 2003 shooting death of 27-year-old Armando Richard Toro.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Toro and another man were in a pickup truck at San Juan Road and Northgate Boulevard about 7:45 p.m., when they got into an argument with about 10 men standing on the corner. They got out of the truck and the argument escalated into a physical fight. When the two men returned to their truck, Cunningham shot at the passenger side of the vehicle, hitting Toro.

The driver went about half a mile before stopping in front of a house on Patio Avenue, where residents called 911. Toro was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where he later died.

Cunningham, now 31 years old, is at California State Prison, Corcoran.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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