A Fresno man was found guilty Friday in Fresno County Superior Court of killing a 45-year-old man near Quigley Playground in west-central Fresno on July 4, 2014.
During the trial, prosecutor Brian Hutchins said Vance Eugene Sams Jr., 41, fatally shot Raymond Fisher near the intersection of Teilman Avenue and Saginaw Way. Fisher was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died about three hours after the shooting.
Sams was arrested two days later.
The jury deliberated four days before finding him guilty of second-degree murder with the personal use of a gun. He faces 40 years to life in prison, but could be eligible for parole after 25 years behind bars, Hutchins said.
Sams will be sentenced on Nov 22.