PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
Jermaine Johnson was convicted by a jury of assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also found true the allegation that Johnson personally used a firearm in the commission of a felony. The Court later found a gang enhancement to be true.
Jermaine Johnson is a member of a criminal street gang. On October 3, 2020, there was a shooting in the Del Paso Heights area. Immediately after the shooting, Johnson drove to the Strawberry Manors for a retaliatory shooting. Johnson spotted who he mistook as a rival gang member and fired at the victim multiple times before fleeing in his car. The victim survived the shooting. The firearm Johnson used was never recovered.
Johnson was out on bail when he committed the shooting and was also on Post Release Community Supervision. Following the trial on this case, Johnson pled guilty to possessing an additional firearm as a felony on a separate date.
Johnson faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison for both cases. Sentencing is set for December 2, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Department 32 before the Honorable James Arguelles.