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Man Who Opened Fire on Restaurant Got 49 Years in Prison

SAN DIEGO—A man who opened fire into a Hillcrest restaurant with an assault rifle, but missed about a dozen people inside the eatery, was sentenced Friday to 49 years in state prison. Stefano Markell Parker, 32, pleaded guilty last year to five counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm in connection with the Feb. 12, 2019, shooting at The Asian Bistro on University Avenue. Parker previously faced nearly a dozen attempted murder counts and a potential 374 years-to-life sentence in the case. San Diego police said Parker opened fire from the street at about 7:40 p.m., sending patrons inside the restaurant ducking for cover. None of the people inside was struck by gunfire. Parker fled the scene but was arrested a short time later in an alley on Fourth Avenue, according to police, who said the rifle used in the shooting was located nearby. Police and prosecutors have not disclosed …

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