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Man sentenced to 160 years in prison for shooting college students at party

A man convicted of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting of four college students has been sentenced to 160 years to life in prison.

Tino Perez, 24, was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Raoul Thorbourne, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. A jury in October found Perez guilty of premeditated attempted murder, assault with a firearm and committing the crime for the benefit of the Norteños criminal street gang.

On May 11, 2013, the California State University, Sacramento, golf team held a party, and Perez, along with his friends. arrived uninvited, authorities said. After the host ended the party early, several fights occurred. Four college students saw a man arguing with a woman and thought he was going to hit her. The students intervened and persuaded the man to leave.

Perez arrived at the scene after the man left and asked the woman, who was his friend, if everything was OK. She told him the four bystanders had helped her. Despite this, authorities said, Perez pulled out a gun and shot the four college students.

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