DA: Man sentenced for Bakersfield shooting in significant gang conviction

BAKERSFIELD - A man was convicted of gang-related shooting and sentenced Tuesday.

Rickey Nelson Johnson, 25, was a member of East Side Crips when he confronted a man and him in 2012, according to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green.

Johnson and the victim had a fight in the bar area of the Camino Real Restaurant on Sept. 19, 2012.

Johnson was ejected by security, and he retrieved a gun and approached the victim and his girlfriend in parking lot, prosecutors said.

Johnson shot the victim and continued to fire at him multiple times while chasing him down the sidewalk.

The victim survived the attack.

Johnson will serve life in prison and will not be eligible for parole for 39 years.

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