Defendant Convicted of Carmichael Carjackings, Shooting at Officers
DATE: September 28, 2023
CASE: Kevin Slaughter (Case #22FE000018)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Emilee Divinagracia, Major Crimes Unit
Kevin Slaughter was convicted by a jury of robbery, two counts of carjacking, attempted carjacking, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, attempted murder of a peace officer and three counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer.
On December 24, 2021, Sacramento sheriff’s deputies responded to a carjacking and robbery at gunpoint. The victim was at his car getting ready to leave his workplace when Kevin Slaughter approached him and demanded his car and wallet at gunpoint. Deputies tracked the stolen vehicle to an apartment complex in Carmichael. Video surveillance from the complex showed Slaughter parking and exiting the vehicle. Slaughter was located at the intersection of El Camino Avenue and Walnut Avenue, where he was attempting to carjack a woman at gunpoint. When a deputy began to drive toward him, Slaughter fired a 40-caliber handgun four times at the deputy. Immediately after, Slaughter ran to another vehicle stopped at the intersection. He attempted to open the driver’s side door, but the vehicle was able to drive away. Slaughter then ran to another car occupied by four individuals. He pointed his firearm at the occupants, ordered them out of the vehicle and began to drive away. He then pulled over, exited the car at shot at three deputies until his firearm was empty. Deputies returned fire and Slaughter was shot once, causing him to fall to the ground.
Allegations that Slaughter has two prior strike convictions for robbery and attempted robbery will be determined at the sentencing hearing.
Slaughter faces a maximum sentence of 369 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for November 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 40 before the Honorable Steve White.