1 shot, killed following fight at Lake Berryessa

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man was shot to death and several people were stabbed in a “large fight” Saturday afternoon on the western shore of Lake Berryessa, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office said.

Napa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Henry Wofford said the fight occurred about 5:30 p.m. at Oak Shores Day Use Area. The public recreation area is known for beach activities, swimming and shoreline fishing.

The fight involved “at least two different groups of people fighting each other simultaneously,” said Wofford. The public recreation area is known for beach activities, swimming and shoreline fishing.

One man was shot and killed in the incident while several other people were stabbed. The victim who was killed was identified Sunday as 39-year-old Andres Fabian Sandoval Garcia of Vallejo.

Two people were airlifted to hospitals. One of them has been released.

According to a Napa County Sheriff’s news release on Sunday, during the large fight, a suspect retrieved a gun from his car and shot Garcia. The suspect then fled the area but was later detained north of Lake Berryessa and officials added he was the other person who was airlifted to a hospital.

As of Sunday afternoon, the suspect remains in the hospital and will be taken to a Napa County jail later this week, officials said. They added that the suspect’s name and mugshot will be released once he is booked.

The investigation is being led by Napa County Sheriff’s detectives. Wofford said anyone with information or video on the incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 253-4504.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.