DATE: May 13, 2016
CASE: Christopher Schulz & Christopher Treadway
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Shelly McGill, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Schulz was convicted by jury of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an inhabited vehicle, and being a felon in possession of a firearm with a prior. The jury also found true personal use of gun, intentional discharge of a gun and gang enhancements. Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Treadway previously pled no contest to assault with a semi-automatic firearm and a gang enhancement involving the same incident.
On September 15, 2014, the victim was leaving a gas station when he saw the defendants walking down Fruitridge Road and a third individual riding a bike. The victim watched as the three got into a verbal confrontation. The individual on the bike rode to the other side of the victim’s car, placing the victim between the parties. The victim exited the car with a crowbar. Treadway pulled out a gun and Schulz grabbed the gun and fired multiple shots at the victim. The victim sped away in his car, hitting Schultz. Schulz shot again at the fleeing vehicle. Throughout the incident, Schulz repeatedly yelled “Diamonds.” Schulz is a Varrio Diamonds gang member and Treadway is a Franklon Norteño gang member.
Schulz has a prior 2011 strike conviction for residential burglary. He faces a maximum potential sentence of 73 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on June 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Treadway faces a maximum potential sentence of 11 years in prison and will be sentenced on June 17, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Both defendants will be sentenced in Department 41 before the Honorable Helena Gweon.
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