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.
Soccer coach shortage, volunteers needed
Soccer is a stress-reliever for many but it's only causing stress for parents this year at AYSO Region 359 in northwest Bakersfield.
Man dies at hospital after being burned in fire
The Bakersfield Fire Department responded to a fire in the 300 block of H Street around 6 a.m. on Friday, August 15.
Crash causes power outage, traffic delays
There was a power outage for much of Northwest Bakersfield after an early morning crash sent a tanker truck into high voltage power lines Wednesday.
FIELD program helps farm workers
A new program is helping provide high school diplomas for residents in rural communities around Kern County.