Sacto 9-1-1
May 30, 2012
Jury convicts one, acquits one in IHOP shooting

Marcus Davis.jpgA Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted one man of murder and acquitted another in the Feb. 20, 2011, shooting death of Chester Jackson outside the International House of Pancakes in North Natomas.

The panel found Marcus Jamal Davis, 27, (left photo), the purported shooter in the 2:40 a.m. killing of the 27-year-old Jackson, guilty of first degree murder. The same jury returned a not-guilty verdict against Robert Earl Lucas, 31, (right photo), who had been charged under a theory of aiding and abetting the shooter.

Davis and Lucas, both of whom are from Vallejo, had come to Sacramento the night of the incident to go bowling. When the alley closed, they went to the restaurant in the 2900 block of Advantage Lane. According to videotapes taken inside the restaurant and shown at the trial, Davis, who was severely inebriated, argued with members of the Jackson group who also came to the IHOP for a late-night meal.

When the argument moved outside the restaurant, shots rang out and one of the bullets fatally wounded Jackson, a prospective mechanic who also was the father of two young children. The two defendants drove off in Lucas' vehicle after the shooting.

Robert Lucas(r).jpg

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