A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading no contest Tuesday to felony assault charges after shooting a drug dealer in Daly City during a narcotics transaction gone wrong last year. Jordan Manuel Perez met with the 24-year-old victim near a residence on Vendome Avenue on Aug. 24, 2016.
When an argument broke out, Perez pulled out a gun and shot the dealer once in the abdomen before fleeing the scene. The victim wasn’t initially cooperative, but eventually allowed detectives to search his phone and they identified Perez as a suspect.
The victim eventually identified Perez during a photo lineup. He pleaded no contest to felony assault with a firearm charges, admitting also to an enhancement for the infliction of great bodily injury. Perez is going in to his five-year sentence with 546 days credit for time served.
Defense attorney Mark Camperi said he and his client are pleased with the results of the plea agreement. “We’d like to thank the district attorney and the court for its professionalism and consideration in the facts of this case,” Camperi said.
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