BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who fired shots from an AR-15 rifle at neighbors who confronted him over excessive speeding, killing one of them, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Juan Pablo Gonzalez-Ambriz, 29, received a total term of 71 years to life, plus 60 years, according to court officials. A jury last month convicted him of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder with an assault weapon and other charges.
On April 26, 2020, several neighbors confronted Gonzalez-Ambriz at his home on Fuller Drive in Lamont, prosecutors said. As they drove away in an SUV, Gonzalez-Ambriz fired four shots, hitting Anthony Moreno, 19.
Moreno was taken to Kern Medical, where he was pronounced dead.
Deputies found Gonzalez-Ambriz in his front yard and arrested him. They found a loaded AR-15 in his house, according to prosecutors.