SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a man of first-degree murder on Wednesday for a shooting death outside a Natomas IHOP restaurant last year.

Marcus Jamal Davis, 27, shot and killed Chester Jackson, who was also 27, in the early morning of Feb. 20, 2011.

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Jackson and his friends were at the IHOP. Davis was also at the restaurant and had been drinking. He provoked a confrontation with Jackson in front of the restaurant, pulled out his gun and shot Jackson eight times, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney Office.

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Eyewitnesses testified that Davis said, “I told you this was going to happen,” right before firing the final shot to Jackson’s head.

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Co-defendant Robert Lucas, 31, who was charged with aiding and abetting, was acquitted of all charges.