- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after pleading no contest in the off-duty killing of a neighbor who had fought with the officer’s adult son.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2lFDK13 ) Francisco Gamez II entered the plea Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder.

The fatal shooting occurred on June 17, 2012 in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles.

Prosecutors said Gamez’s 20-year-old son had called his father after having an altercation with 38-year-old Armando Casillas.

The deputy is accused of driving to the scene, confronting Casillas and another man, and firing two shots. Casillas died and the other man was not hit.

Gamez, a deputy for 17 years, was arrested by Los Angeles police after months of investigation.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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