A man suspected in three Bay Area fatal shootings last spring has been sentenced to the maximum penalty in Nevada for shooting a deputy there.
Stefon Jefferson, 43, was sentenced last week to 16-40 years in prison after pleading guilty in September to attempted murder of a Douglas County, Nev., sheriff’s deputy on April 26. The Tahoe Daily Tribune first reported the sentencing.
Jefferson is also accused of killing three people in the Bay Area that same day. He has been charged in the murders of his cousin Marcus Jackson, 57, in Oakland; Laron Davis, 49, in San Francisco; and Calvin Kelly, 43, at People’s Park in Berkeley.
According to court documents, Jefferson admitted to killing all three men when he was interviewed by Oakland, San Francisco and UC Berkeley police in Nevada following his arrest.
He also is charged in the Bay Area with being a felon in possession of a firearm; possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and making criminal threats. There is a special allegation that Jefferson laid in wait to kill Jackson.
The shooting in Nevada wounded a deputy, and according to trial proceeding reported by the Tribune, happened when the vehicle Jefferson drove was mere feet away from the deputy’s patrol car during a pursuit.
Jefferson wound up crashing the vehicle.

The deputy suffered a gunshot wound to the hand but has returned to work, authorities said.