DATE:  August 26, 2021

CASE: Fred Gordon (Case #19FE008926)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Jesse Saucedo, Targeting Armed Recidivist Gangsters Enforcement Team (TARGET)

Fred Gordon was sentenced by the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle to 12 years and 4 months in prison.  On June 8, 2021, a jury convicted Gordon of negligent discharge of a firearm, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm.  An allegation that Gordon has a prior 2017 strike conviction for robbery was also found true.

On May 10, 2019, law enforcement conducted a routine parole search of Gordon. The search revealed a video on Gordon’s phone showing Gordon brandishing a firearm inside a vehicle.  Another video showed Gordon’s arm extended outside the vehicle with his hand obscured from view. A single gunshot is heard on the video. Law enforcement conducted a forensic analysis of Gordon’s phone and compared it to gunshot activations around the time of the recording of the video using ShotSpotter. ShotSpotter returned with an activation in a residential area.  Gordon denied firing the firearm and insisted he was fired upon by a rival gang member.  The firearm was recovered and registered to one of Gordon’s friend.

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