Apr. 28, 2022 – People v. Cruz-Partida (1st Dist., Div. 1, A160334)

The Court of Appeal finds evidence sufficient to support a conviction for assault with a deadly weapon where defendant pointed a loaded gun in the direction of two people during a dispute; he also fired the gun, but not at the people. The court emphasizes the context (an angry altercation) and the “fraught” circumstances surrounding the act.