Q: What ended up happening with Ira Johnson and his case? Did he ever make it to trial?
A: Ira Johnson, 20, remains in Sacramento County Jail, charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in a shooting that occurred July 12, 2015 at a North Highlands house party.
Johnson’s next court date, for a trial readiness conference, is March 3, with a trial set for March 15, according to Sacramento County Superior Court records available online.
He is accused of murder in the death of 24-year-old Rogelio Gastelum, a San Mateo resident. Two other people were wounded, with one shot in the leg and the other in the arm.
According to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release at the time of his arrest, Johnson and another person were believed to have been uninvited guests at a large house party on Viola Way when the shooting occurred.