Gunman in 2015 Elk Grove fast food shooting convicted of attempted murder

A gunman who shot a person at an Elk Grove fast food restaurant was found guilty of attempted murder.

In a verdict issued on Friday, June 14, Jamaal Darris Gooding, 24, was convicted by a Sacramento Superior Court jury on two counts. Gooding was found guilty of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, and assault with a firearm.

On October 31, 2015, Gooding and the victim got into an argument outside of the restaurant at Elk Grove-Florin and Calvine roads, and in the course of the encounter, Gooding pulled out a revolver and shot the victim three times. The victim was struck in the thigh and chest, puncturing his lung. 

Gooding fled the scene, and surveillance video led law enforcement to identify Gooding as the shooter. A search of Gooding’s residence revealed similar ammunition found at the scene, and a revolver similar to the firearm described by witnesses. 

Forensic analysis of Gooding’s phone revealed text messages and searches related to the shooting. Gooding will be sentenced on July 12 and faces 32 years to life in prison. 

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