Gunman in Elk Grove drive-by shooting convicted of attempted murder, faces lengthy sentence

In a jury trial that concluded today at Sacramento Superior Court, a defendant was convicted of attempted murder in an Elk Grove drive-by shooting.

Keyshawn Strickland, 21, was found guilty of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, shooting at an inhabited house and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. Additionally, the jury determined Strickland personally used a firearm causing great bodily injury on all three counts.

On July 5, 2017, the victim and his friends were at a house party in Elk Grove when the party was shut down. As the shooting victim was leaving, Strickland fired a gun at least nine times from a car that was driving by the house. S

The gunshots hit the victim, and several rounds penetrated the home. The victim was taken to a hospital, where it was determined the bullet had fractured his pelvis, which led to the victim having to use a walker and re-learn how to walk.

Police investigators located surveillance videos from surrounding homes led officers to identify Strickland as the shooter. Six days after the shooting, Strickland was arrested for firearm possession that matched the spent 9mm cartridge casings left behind at the crime scene.

Strickland will be sentenced on July 24 and faces a maximum sentence of 32 years to life in prison.








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