On January 30, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Guido Ginochio of Concord guilty of two felonies, including the attempted murder of the victim. Ginochio used a firearm to fire two shots into the back of the victim in the evening of February 7, 2017. Hours later, Ginochio used his firearm to fire seven rounds into the Adaptive Learning Center on Clayton Road in Concord. During the shooting into the business, Ginochio was wearing a ballistic proof body vest.
Ginochio now faces a maximum sentence of 34 years to life in state prison. Sentencing will occur on May 3, 2019 in front of the Honorable Laurel Brady – Department 31 of the Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Adam McConney prosecuted the case on behalf of the People. The case originated in the Office’s Community Violence Reduction Unit.
“The defendant’s senseless and unprovoked acts of gun violence not only nearly ended the victim’s life, but also endangered the lives of other members of our community,” said McConney. “All credit should be given to the victim, who bravely stood up to the defendant by testifying in court, and the jury for being attentive throughout the trial and ultimately delivering justice.”
Just after 10:00 p.m. on February 7, Ginochio approached the victim outside of the victim’s residence asking if Ginochio could buy marijuana. The victim refused the request and attempted to enter the residence to get away from Ginochio. When the victim attempted to gain access to the residence, Ginochio opened fire and hit the victim twice in the back, nearly killing him.
The felony counts against Ginochio are:
- Count 1, Attempted Murder
o Enhancement 1, Personal and Intentional Discharge of a Firearm, Great Bodily Injury
- Count 2, Discharge of Firearm with Gross Negligence
Case information: People v. Guido Vela Ginochio, Docket Number 05-171306-4.