People v Aaron Stewart, Anthony Perry & Paul Stevenson

On April 17, 2014, a jury convicted Aaron Stewart, Anthony Perry, and Paul Stevenson of three counts of deliberate and premeditated first degree murder with special circumstances, four counts of deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, intentional discharge of a firearm, and intentional discharge causing death or great bodily injury.

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, the (seven) victims were all attending a “Tattoo Party” located at 2661 Alvarado Street in San Leandro. After the party, the defendants, armed with handguns, approached the victims’ vehicle. Defendant Stewart shot four times into the vehicle’s passenger side compartment. Stewart only stopped shooting when his gun jammed. Defendant Perry shot seven times into the driver’s side windshield and eight more shots into the passenger compartment. Defendant Stevenson shot into the driver side of the vehicle. After the attack, the assailants escaped scene and gathered at another location. San Leandro Police Department developed a sketch of one of the shooters, leading to the arrest of Paul Stevenson on October 20, 2011. Months later, another witness implicated Perry and Stewart as members of a gang and targeted victim Joshua Alford, a member of rival gang. The prosecutor was DDA Jimmie Wilson.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014