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Gang member convicted of attempted murder in Woodland bar shooting

A Sacramento gang member has been convicted of attempted murder in a 2011 shooting at a Woodland bar.

A jury on Friday found 34-year-old Marcus Blackmon guilty of two courts of attempted murder, with enhancements for being a gang member and causing great bodily injury. The trial court also found that Blackmon had been sent to state prison on two previous occasions, which will enhance his sentence, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Authorities said Blackmon is a member of the Fruit Ridge Vista Bloods. On Aug. 28, 2011, he was at Tony’s Bar in Woodland. During the evening, he reportedly harassed a number of bar patrons, asking them who they were and where they were from. Later in the evening, he pulled out a gun and shot one person in the leg. Blackmon then fired additional shots, and one bullet hit the nurse who attempted to provide aid to the victim.

Blackmon was identified by police after he was observed, via the bar’s security video, touching the glass window. A crime scene investigator lifted the fingerpirnt from the glass and matched it to Blackmon, prosecutors said.

Blackmon was arrested in Sacramento in April 2012. In a car at his house, detectives found a magazine with ammunition that matched some of the expended shell casings found at the crime scene, authorities said.

He is to be sentenced Jan. 30 by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.