Man Who Eluded Police Finally Sentenced for Fatal Shooting

Man Who Eluded Police Finally Sentenced for Fatal Shooting

Avery Draughty booking photo

SACRAMENTO — A local man was convicted this week by a Sacramento County jury for the shooting death of his neighbor in 2013.

Avery Draughty, 32, was convicted on Monday, February 22, 2016 of second degree murder. According to the Sacramento County District Attorney Office, Draughty shot his neighbor at a Del Paso Heights apartment building.

On November 28, 2013, Draughty and his girlfriend were arguing with their neighbors, Tiffany Silva and Devlon Pittman, who lived upstairs in their apartment building located on the 3700 block of Balsam Street in Del Paso Heights. Following the argument, the neighbors returned to their apartment, but Draughty followed them with a gun and fatally shot Silva, 31.

Following the shooting, Draughty fled and was able to elude authorities for 17 months. He changed his appearance, secured fake identification cards and lied to police about his identity. Police finally arrested him in Rancho Cordova in March 2015.

Draughty is slated to appear in court for sentencing on March 16, 2016 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Marjorie Koller. He could receive 40 years in prison.

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