Aaron Bragg appears in Solano County Superior Court in Fairfield in this February 2012 file photo. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)

Aaron Bragg appears in Solano County Superior Court in Fairfield in this February 2012 file photo. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)


Gunman gets 17 years for fatal Suisun City shooting

By From page A4 | February 28, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A 19-year-old Suisun City man who was the gunman in a November 2011 fatal drive-by shooting was sentenced Wednesday to 17 years in prison.

Aaron J. Bragg opened fire from a car traveling on Canvasback Drive in Suisun City, killing James Taylor, 20, and wounding 21-year-old Derico Hughes.

Bragg, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, pleaded no contest in January to a voluntary manslaughter charge.

The shooting occurred after Bragg and Hughes had encountered each other briefly at a nearby gas station and exchanged “hard looks” and “mean mugs,” according to police testimony at a probable cause hearing.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • GemmaFebruary 28, 2013 - 5:05 am

    I'm thinking he didn't learn his lesson either, based on the look on his face in the pic! SMDH good riddance to him. That bs move he pulled was very close to my house, and completely uncalled for.Really though, you kill people for looking at you wrong? Bad man when he has a gun,let's see how bad he is when he's at his new home with real bad men :-)

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  • mikeyFebruary 28, 2013 - 6:26 am

    he'll be back. he will only do around 10 years, giving him freedom at the still ripe age of 29.

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  • Yisha simsJuly 24, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Yeah well I hope to god that he learns a real hard lesson where ever they put his ass because of him now my nephew is dead and he didn't even have the problem with dude! Rest easy James auntie loves you always

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