OAKLAND — A 22-year-old Oakland man was convicted of homicide and assault for killing a 40-year-old father of 4 whereas making an attempt to shoot a theft sufferer, court docket data present.
Donovan Johnson was convicted on Jan. 26 of second-degree homicide and assault with a firearm within the loss of life of Chrystian Valdez Negrete. He faces a sentence of 15 years to life in jail for the homicide conviction alone.
Valdez Negrete was fatally shot round 2 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2018, close to an evening membership on the 4400 block of Worldwide Boulevard in East Oakland. A second man was struck by gunfire however survived.
Prosecutors alleged that Johnson was amongst a gaggle of three robbing a 36-year-old man, and that whereas chasing and firing a pistol on the sufferer, he inadvertently shot Valdez Negrete. Throughout a preliminary listening to in August 2019, police testified that Johnson beneath their questioning first denied being the taking pictures, then admitted solely to firing the gun into the bottom whereas “enjoying round.”
Valdez was married with 4 kids, and labored on the Bay Space Beverage Firm in Richmond on the time of his loss of life.
Johnson was arrested and charged months after the homicide, in January 2019.
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