Sacto 9-1-1
August 12, 2013
Man convicted of murder in shooting outside Gold River business

A Sacramento County jury today convicted Anthony Michael Vigil of first-degree murder in 2011 shooting of a man outside his Gold River business.

The jury also found the allegation was true that Vigil used a firearm in killing Michael Paul Gonzales Jr., according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.

Vigil, 48, was arrested following the shooting, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011.

The California Highway Patrol dispatch center received an emergency call from a man on a cell phone who told the dispatcher there were trespassers at his business in the 11300 block of Amalgam Way, an industrial area along Highway 50 near Sunrise Boulevard.

Sacramento County sheriff's officials said a law enforcement helicopter spotted a body on the ground and deputies who arrived moments later found Gonzales, who had been killed by a shotgun blast. His body was in a driveway that runs between two businesses.

Vigil was standing nearby, and a shotgun was on the ground at his side, sheriff's officials said.

Vigil is to be sentenced Sept. 13 by Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick.

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