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Team 10: Suspected Hillcrest shooter faced murder charges in Alabama

His criminal history dates back to his teen years
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Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 21:27:18-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Team 10 uncovered a long criminal history of suspected Hillcrest shooter, Stefano Markell Parker.

Parker now faces nine counts of attempted murder in San Diego in connection with the shooting at Golden Dragon Asian Bistro in Hillcrest Tuesday night.

A spokesperson at the Jefferson County Jail in Alabama confirmed with Team 10 that Parker had been in custody in recent years. He was booked on possession of marijuana and drug trafficking charges on November 22, 2016. He was released December 3, 2016, according to officials.

In 2017, he faced charges of distributing methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. He entered the jail on June 26, 2017 and was released a couple days later.

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Court records show that Parker faced capital murder charges when he was a teenager in connection to a shooting from a vehicle. The crime occurred on December 28, 2005. Parker was arrested the following day and indicted on March 31, 2006. A spokesperson with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said he pleaded guilty to felony murder and sentenced to twenty years, but part of that sentence was suspended. He served four years behind bars.

The DA spokesperson said one of his drug cases is still open in Alabama.