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Apple Valley Man Sentenced for 2010 Drive-By Shooting

( Four years after committing his July 31, 2010 crime, Jonathan Tapia Lopez was sentenced to 16 years in prison for PC 246, shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Zimri Tapia, who was the driver in the shooting, was sentenced to 9 years in state prison. The sentencing took place at 8:31 a.m. on August 1, 2015 at the Victorville Courthouse with Judge Eric M. Nakata presiding.

Lopez, who was known to be associated with a street gang, was arrested shortly after shooting. Nobody was injured in the incident and Lopez has since been incarcerated awaiting trial and sentencing.

At the hearing held on August 1st, the weapon used to commit the crime was ordered disposed. Lopez was credited for time served of 1411 days actual and 1411 days for conduct totalling 2822 days, leaving just over eight years of time to serve or as little as four with continued good behavior. Lopez was remanded to the custody of the sheriff to be returned to California Department of Corrections in the city of Chino to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Zimri Tapua was credited 2598 days, half for time served and half for conduct. The remainder of his sentence will be approximately one year with continued good behavior. Tapia will also spend the remainder of his sentence at the California Department of Corrections in the City of Chino.

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