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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any accounts of October 1997 murder in Oak Park?

Q: Where can I find the story on the Oct. 24, 1997 murder/shooting in Oak Park in Sacramento?

DEE, San Francisco

A: The Sacramento Bee reported that a 16-year-old was fatally shot and two other teenagers were injured at a home in the 4200 block of 11th Avenue in Sacramento’s Oak Park area.

Andrew McKissack was found dead early in the morning of Oct. 25. 1997. Ernest Johnson, 19, and Larry Darnell Fort, 18, were taken to UC Davis Medical Center with critical injuries.

According to accounts in The Bee, police first found Johnson, who had run from the house where the shootings occurred. Officers than entered the home, a suspected drug house with no furniture, and discovered large amounts of money and drugs. They also found McKissack dead and Fort wounded.

Three people were tried in the case. According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, a jury convicted Larnell Lee Flemmings and Demiantra Maurice Clay of first-degree murder. The jury acquitted the third defendant, Joseph Edward Barnes, of the murder charge but found him guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.

Flemmings and Clay were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, and Barnes, to 14 years in prison.

Flemmings, now 37 years old, is at California State Prison, Los Angeles County in Lancaster, and Clay, 33, is at High Desert State Prison in Susanville.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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