Defendant Convicted for House Party Drive-By Shooting
DATE: June 18, 2019
CASE: Keyshawn Strickland (Case #17FE018604)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Casey Sinclair, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
Keyshawn Strickland was convicted by a jury of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, shooting at an inhabited house and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. The jury also found that Strickland personally used a firearm causing great bodily injury on all three counts.
On July 5, 2017, the victim and his friends were at a house party in Elk Grove. The homeowner shut the party down and everyone left the house. The victim was walking toward his friend’s car to leave when Keyshawn Strickland fired a gun at least nine times from a car that was driving by the house. Strickland shot the victim and several rounds penetrated into the home. The victim was transported to a hospital, where it was determined the bullet had fractured his pelvis. When he was discharged from the hospital, the victim had to use a walker and re-learn how to walk. Surveillance videos from surrounding homes led officers to identify Strickland as the shooter. Six days after the shooting, Strickland was arrested for possessing a firearm. That firearm was matched to the spent 9mm cartridge casings left behind at the crime scene.
Strickland faces a maximum sentence of 32 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for July 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 35 before the Honorable Alan Perkins.