Juneteenth Mass Shooting Suspect Charged with Multiple Counts of Felony Assault by Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price

July 3, 2024

OAKLAND, CA—Today, DA Pamela Price announced that an individual has been charged with shooting four of the fourteen people injured during the Juneteenth mass shooting at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

The prosecution charged JaJuan Kelly (23) with four counts of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm for shooting four separate victims. In addition, defendant Kelly is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person due to having prior felony convictions for robbery, possession of an assault weapon, and grand theft.

The district attorney’s office alleges the evidence will show that on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the defendant fired a semiautomatic weapon in a massive crowd gathered for a Juneteenth Holiday celebration in Oakland, injuring four victims.

“I am deeply relieved to announce that one of the individuals we believe to be responsible for taking part in the Juneteenth mass shooting at the lake has been charged with a list of serious felonies,” said DA Pamela Price. “I thank the Oakland Police Department for their investigative work leading to this arrest and our prosecutors for their diligence in bringing charges forth in pursuit of justice on behalf of those injured and a community traumatized in the wake of such a senseless act of gun violence during the Juneteenth Holiday.”

Mr. Kelly is scheduled to be arraigned at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on Wednesday, July 3, 2023. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3455 or 510-238-3744


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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.