Crime

Argument led to death inside market. Now, 26-year-old shooter faces up to life in prison

Eric Gallardo, 26, of Fresno faces 40 years to life in prison after he was convicted Tuesday in the 2016 shooting death inside the Kearney Market.
Eric Gallardo, 26, of Fresno faces 40 years to life in prison after he was convicted Tuesday in the 2016 shooting death inside the Kearney Market. Fresno County Sheriff's Office

A 26-year-old Fresno man faces 40 years to life in prison after he was convicted Tuesday in the 2016 shooting death inside the Kearney Market.

Eric Gallardo was convicted by a Fresno County Superior Court jury of second-degree murder in the killing of Anthony Jones.

The shooting took place about 5:15 p.m. Jan. 23 in the market on Kearney Boulevard in southwest Fresno. Police said what began as a verbal disturbance escalated when Jones was hit with a fist and ended with the shooting. Jones died at Community Regional Medical Center.

Gallardo was captured three days after the shooting in Stockton.

Sentencing is set for March 22.

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