A Concord man was convicted Tuesday for the murder of a man in Petaluma in 2019, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said.
David Kyle Lubkin, 29, was found guilty by a jury of first degree murder and discharging a firearm into a vehicle, causing death.
Lubkin killed Ezequiel Garcia, 19, at the Petaluma Outlets on Sept. 28, 2019.
Lubkin met Garcia at the outlets under the guise of purchasing a gold necklace off of Craigslist, prosecutors said. When Garcia drove up in his vehicle, Lubkin confronted him about another necklace he sold to him a few days prior. Lubkin then pulled a gun from his waistband and fired three shots as Garcia drove away.
Garcia was struck by one of the shots and died from his injuries.
Lubkin actually took the stand at his trial and admitted to shooting Garcia, though he claimed he was acting in self-defense, something the jury rejected, prosecutors said.
The maximum sentence Lubkin faces is 50 years to life and he is scheduled to be sentenced some time in July.