Joshua Imber

At 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Sheriff’s Department responded to 911 calls from the 5800 block of West 2nd Street where multiple gunshots had been heard in the area and a vehicle was heard speeding away after the shots.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies located the 38-year-old Charles Dynes lying in a driveway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Dynes was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff’s Department Detectives later located the suspect, Joshua Imber, driving a vehicle near the area of Corning, California where they attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Imber failed to stop for officers and led them in a pursuit ending near southbound Interstate 5 at County Road 20, where Imber was taken into custody.

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Imber was transported back to Sacramento and booked for attempted murder.

On October 23, 2020, Joshua Imber was convicted for the first-degree murder of Charles Dynes. Imber pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Court also found that Imber has a prior 2000 strike conviction for reckless discharge of a firearm.

On February 22nd, 2021 Judge Sharon Lueras sentenced Joshua Imber to 53 years to life in prison.

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