Santa Rosa, CA – May 28, 2018 – Defendant
Marcos Dionicio Vazquez, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the
Honorable Dana Simonds to 15 years in state prison after having pled guilty in
February of this year to charges of assault with a semi-automatic firearm
causing great bodily injury, and enhancements for personal use of a firearm,
and committing the shooting for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Attorney Ravitch stated, “This was a calculated attack where the defendant
positioned himself for a quick escape after shooting a perceived gang rival.
Thankfully the defendant was apprehended quickly, and will now spend a
significant amount of his life incarcerated.”
resulted from a gang-related shooting that occurred on June 27, 2016, at the
Puerto Villa Apartments in Santa Rosa. On that date Vazquez opened fire on the
unsuspecting victim as the victim stood near a vehicle conversing with its
occupants. The victim was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he
was treated for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
shooting, an investigation by the Santa Rosa Police Department led to the
victims positively identifying Marcos Vazquez as the shooter.
The case was
prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Anne Masterson and Deputy District
Attorney Christopher Brown. The Santa Rosa Police Department Gang Unit headed