Man convicted of attempted murder, assault with a firearm in 2018 Elk Grove Winco shooting

Today the Sacramento County District Attorney's office announced the conviction of a man in a 2018 shooting that left a victim paralyzed. 

Davonntay Jones-Carnes, 24, was convicted by a jury at Sacramento Superior Court of attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a concealed stolen firearm in a vehicle, and vehicle theft. Additionally, the jury determined that Jones-Carnes personally and intentionally discharged a firearm causing great bodily injury and personally caused great bodily injury resulting in permanent paralysis.

On December 28, 2018, the 15-year-old victim and four other teenagers went to WinCo in Elk Grove. and within minute Jones-Carnes arrived in the parking lot driving a stolen car with his juvenile friend. 

When exiting the store, Jones-Carnes dropped some coins he was carrying and as he gathered them, the victim and his friends walked by and some of them laughed. The group of teenagers continued to their car. 

Jones-Carnes pulled up next to the teenagers in the stolen car, exited the vehicle, and fired six shots at the 15-year old with a stolen semi-automatic firearm before fleeing the scene. The victim was struck in the back two times. 

One of the shots damaged his vertebrae and spine, causing permanent paralysis to his lower extremities. The stolen gun used in the shooting was recovered.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 3 in Department 22 and Jones-Carnes faces a maximum sentence of 33 years and 4 months to life in prison. 

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