Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Five people convicted of attempted murder in 2012 shooting in Sacramento

02/11/2014 6:01 PM

02/11/2014 6:03 PM

A Sacramento County jury has convicted five people of four counts of premeditated attempted murder in a January 2012 gang-related shooting at a south Sacramento-area shopping center.

The jury also found true that the crimes were committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang and that one of the defendants personally discharged a firearm, causing great bodily injury to two victims, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Convicted were Lam Luong, 23, Conrad Johnson, 30, Randall Roderick, 31, Jhordan Villaneuva, 21, and Danny Do, 21.

On Jan. 12, 2012, the defendants were at a shopping center at the intersection of 65th Street and 53rd Avenue, which authorities described as a known hangout and territory of the KZT and Viet Pride street gangs.

Several of the defendants noticed a rival gang member buying water inside one of the businesses, and they proceeded to confront him and challenge him to a fight. When several more rival gang members arrived, Luong and Johnson produced firearms and shot at them, striking one person in the head and another in the buttocks, authorities said.

Sentencing for the five defendants is set for March 20 and 27 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

More Sacto 911

Crimemapper

Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service