May 15, 2015
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A man who police say is a member of Central Richmond’s “Deep C” gang was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday in connection with a shooting on Hartnett Avenue in 2013, according to Bay City News.

Dorian Mathis, 24, pleaded guilty last week to charges of attempted murder and use of a firearm with a gang enhancement, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Satish Jallepalli told the newswire.

As we reported last year, police say Mathis opened fire into an occupied vehicle in the 5000 block of Hartnett Avenue on June 8 of 2013. One person was injured by shattered glass and the vehicle crashed, but no one was seriously injured or struck by the bullets. While Mathis was identified as the suspect shortly after the incident occurred, he was released from jail after the district attorney’s office said it needed more time to complete the investigation.

The DA eventually filed formal charges against Mathis and he was arrested on Nov. 29 of last year, when an officer spotted him in a vehicle with fellow Deep C gang members in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.