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Crime Q&A: What was sentence in 2014 gang-related shooting on Fruitridge Road?

Q: Has Christopher Schulz been sentenced for a 2014 shooting on Fruitridge Road?

Rick, Sacramento

A: Christopher Schulz, 25, was convicted in May of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, he was sentenced July 8 to 25 years to life in prison. He is currently at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

Christopher Treadway, 21, previously pleaded no contest to assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a gang enhancement involving the same incident. He was sentenced June 17 to 11 years in prison and is now at North Kern State Prison in Delano.

The assault occurred Sept. 15, 2014. According to a prosecutors, the victim was leaving a gas station when he saw Schulz and Treadway walking on Fruitridge Road and a third person riding a bike. The victim watched as the three got into an argument.

The individual on the bike rode to the other side of the victim’s car, placing the victim between the parties. The victim got out of the car with a crowbar and Treadway pulled out a gun. Schulz grabbed the gun and fired shots at the victim, authorities said. The victim drove away in his car, hitting Schulz, and Schulz shot again at the vehicle.

Throughout the incident, Schulz repeatedly yelled “Diamonds,” authorities said, noting that Schulz is a Varrio Diamonds gang member and Treadway is a Franklon Norteño gang member.

Schulz had a prior 2011 strike conviction under California’s “three strikes” law for residential burglary.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy