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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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People v Joseph Charles Hannon

On April 14, 2016, a jury found defendant Joseph Charles Hannon guilty of assault with a firearm plus clauses for the use of a firearm and great bodily injury, as well as felon in possession of a firearm.

On February 23, 2014, at about 9 am, Defendant Hannon and his girlfriend entered the McDonalds at the intersection of 45th & Telegraph in Oakland. They ordered food and sat in a booth near the victim. Believing the victim had said something inappropriate to his girlfriend, Defendant Hannon yelled at him then stood up and walked quickly toward the victim with his right hand in his pocket.

As Defendant Hannon approached, the victim stood up and punched Defendant Hannon in the face. Defendant Hannon removed a revolver from his pocket and fired a single shot at the victim, hitting him in the middle of his abdomen.

Defendant Hannon and his girlfriend fled the establishment, but were arrested in a nearby park several hours later. The victim was taken to Highland Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for his injuries.

Defendant Hannon is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20, 2016. The case was prosecuted by DDA Chris Cavagnaro, with assistance from DA Inspector Shawn Knight and Victim-Witness Advocate Hedy Mitlo.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016