A sixth young male has been charged in a criminal case involving the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Sacramento and the non-fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Elk Grove last month.
Jordan Asberry, 15, has been charged as an adult with conspiracy and attempted murder, according to Sacramento Superior Court documents. His case was formally consolidated with the charges against five others during a brief court appearance Friday morning.
Authorities said the June 23 shooting death of Deonte Whiteside is connected to the shooting of a 15-year-old girl the next night in Elk Grove’s Amundson Park. Details of how the shootings are connected have not been revealed and were not discussed during Friday’s court hearing.
Danqwail Laquinn Jones, 16, has been charged with Whiteside’s murder. Daniel Carter, 19, Edward Lewis, 20, Elijah Watts, 19, and Jeremiah Hankins, 17, have been charged in the shooting of the girl in Elk Grove. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26.
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Police said Whiteside was lured out of his home on Harrow Drive just after midnight and shot. The victim’s mother, Nickey Whiteside-Alston, said her son often remained home, trying to avoid street violence.
Elk Grove police said the 15-year-old girl was driven to Amundson Park, near Elk Grove-Florin and Calvine roads. She was then shot and her assailants fled. A short time later, the girl showed up at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. She was shot in the upper body and is expected to survive, police said.