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Woodland man convicted of assault in 2013 shooting at Davis apartment

A Woodland man has been convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm in connection with a 2013 shooting incident at a Davis apartment complex.

A Yolo County jury on Friday also convicted 36-year-old Sergio Chavez of an enhancement for using the firearm in the commission of an assault and possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony. The jury deliberated approximately two hours before returning the guilty verdicts, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On July 21, 2013, Chavez was in the parking lot of the Chestnut apartment complex in Davis with his friend and his girlfriend, when the friend and girlfriend got into an argument. Chavez entered his girlfriend’s apartment, where he found her holding a box cutter and yelling at him to leave, authorities said. Chavez then pulled a semiautomatic firearm from his back waist band and pointed it at his girlfriend’s head. Authorities said he fired the gun just inches from the woman’s head and the bullet lodged in the wall.

Chavez left the area in a white, four-door sedan and was apprehended the next day.

He is to be to sentenced Feb. 13.

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

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