People v Lamar Shaw

On March 11, 2016, defendant Lamar Shaw was found guilty of the first degree murder of Xzavier Johnson.

On July 5, 2013, at approximately 10:15 AM, Defendant Shaw became involved in a verbal argument with victim Xzavier Johnson and Mr Johnson's girlfriend near the corner of High Street and Lyon Avenue in Oakland. Defendant Shaw asked Mr Johnson and his girlfriend to leave the area. They refused to leave, so Defendant Shaw went inside his house to obtain a weapon.

Defendant Shaw came back outside in a hooded sweatshirt and armed with a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun. He was followed out of the house by friend Rodney Smith who was armed with an assault rifle. Defendant Shaw shot Xzavier Johnson four times.

After being shot, Mr Johnson rolled down the hill, popped up, and ran into the back seat of a nearby car. Mr Johnson died on the way to Highland Hospital from the gunshot wounds.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2016. The case was prosecuted by DDA Peter McGuiness with assistance from DA Inspector Tom Milner and Victim-Witness Advocate Marina Hammergren.

(Docket #175413)

Posted on Mar 25, 2016