Defendant Convicted of Foothill Farms Attempted Murder/Robbery
DATE: June 7, 2022
CASE: Eddie Young (Case #20FE009629)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
Eddie Young was convicted by a jury of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, attempted robbery, assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm with a prior conviction. The jury also found true the allegation that Young intentionally discharged a firearm causing great bodily injury.
On June 18, 2020, Eddie Young robbed a 19-year-old victim who was walking down the street in a residential area. After determining the victim had nothing of value, Young shot the victim in the chest at point blank range and left him to die. Law enforcement quickly responded and was able to save the victim’s life, but he was permanently paralyzed and suffered significant memory loss. The gun Young used to shoot the victim was later recovered and found to be a Polymer 80 handgun with no serial number. Young had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Young faces a maximum sentence of 33 years and 4 months to life in prison. Sentencing is set for July 15, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 36 before the Honorable Stephen Acquisto.