West Sacramento Man Convicted of Shooting Gun in Neighborhood

Sokcheat Pin fired the weapon towards both residences and a local church

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – March 8, 2019 – On March 8, 2019, Sokcheat Pin, a 32-year-old resident of West Sacramento, was convicted of both being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Negligently Discharging a Firearm.

On November 29, 2018, West Sacramento Police Department responded to multiple reports of shots being fired from an apartment complex near the intersection of Maple St. and Michigan Blvd. Callers described hearing the gunshots immediately after a loud argument inside one of the apartments.

Officers reviewed the apartment’s surveillance video and saw Pin leaving his apartment on the second floor, raising his arm, and firing at least five shots from a handgun pointed in the direction of the West Sacramento Baptist Church located across the street. Beyond the West Sacramento Baptist Church was both a pedestrian trail and single family residences. There were no reports of any injuries or property damage as a result.

District Attorney Jeff Reisig said “Mr. Pin’s actions demonstrated a complete disregard for the safety and welfare of the West Sacramento Community. This behavior was worsened by the fact that Mr. Pin was designated as someone who was no longer eligible to own or possess firearms of any kind. It’s incredibly fortunate no one was hurt despite Mr. Pin’s negligence, but this case is a prime example of what can happen when firearms fall into the wrong hands. ”

The Honorable Paul Richardson presided over the trial and is scheduled to sentence Pin on April 8, 2019. Pin faces up to 3 years 8 months in prison and will remain in custody until sentencing.

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Picture from a surveillance camera depicts Sokcheat firing his weapon