Man arrested, accused of murder after deadly shooting at Lake Berryessa

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Investigators say the deadly shooting happened after a brawl between two groups of people who didn’t know each other at the lake.

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. — A Napa County man is facing a murder charge after a deadly shooting at Lake Berryessa over the weekend.

According to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is 25-year-old Gabriel James Chavez of American Canyon.

He’s accused of murder and expected to appear in court Tuesday.

According to deputies, 39-year-old Andres Fabian Sandoval Garcia, of Vallejo, was killed in Saturday’s brawl between two groups on the west shore of the lake.

It’s not clear how the fight started, but investigators say the two groups didn’t know each other.

At some point, Chavez allegedly retrieved a gun from his vehicle and killed Garcia. He left the scene and was detained north of the lake.

It is unclear exactly how many people were hurt, but several people were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

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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.