A Camp Pendleton-based Marine who fired bullets into a South Bay bar owner's car after being asked to leave the club was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and referred to a veterans court treatment program.
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Sy Mitchell Schultheis, 23, pleaded guilty in June to felony discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner in connection with the Dec. 30 shooting outside South Bay Lounge.
Schultheis -- who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder -- was given credit for time served in jail and sent to the San Diego County veterans court, where he will receive treatment and get help finding a job, Deputy District Attorney Michael MacNeil said.
Schultheis was "very intoxicated" when asked to leave the bar in the 1600 block of Palm Avenue just after 2 a.m. Dec. 30, according to Chula Vista Police Department officials.
Police said after Schultheis banged on the locked doors and was denied entry, he fired six shots into the bar owner's car from the back seat of a black sedan and then fired another shot at the owner when he came outside to investigate the gunshots.
Schultheis fled in the sedan and was arrested the next morning, police said.
The driver of the sedan, Effie Salmans, also was charged in the case. He pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and immediately was sentenced to three years probation and given credit for 13 days in custody.
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