People v. Anthony Burton

On July 3, 2019, a jury convicted defendant Anthony Burton of two counts of attempted murder, domestic battery, two counts of assault with a firearm, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On March 16, 2016 at about 1:05 am, 911 calls came into Berkeley Police regarding gunfire and that a person was on the front porch of a residence on Prince St. moaning and asking for help. The male victim was bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds, he had been shot in the face, three times in the torso, and several more times throughout the rest of his body.  Down the street, officers located a Ford Fusion that had its windows shattered with blood inside and six .40 caliber casings in the middle of the street.  At about 1:20 am, Alta Bates Hospital notified police that someone had dropped off an unconscious female victim at the ER emergency bay. The victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to her left temple. Both victims survived the shooting. Defendant Burton, the female victim’s then-boyfriend, had installed a GPS tracking device on her vehicle. This enabled defendant Burton to stalk the victim to Berkeley. Defendant Burton, the female victim’s then-boyfriend, had installed a GPS tracking device on her vehicle. This enabled the defendant Burton to stalk the victim to Berkeley. Defendant Burton, the female victim’s then-boyfriend, had installed a GPS tracking device on her vehicle. This enabled defendant Burton to stalk the victim to Berkeley. While hanging out with victim 1, victim 2 suddenly saw defendant Burton pull up in his car, facing the opposite direction as her car. She was very upset to unexpectedly see defendant Burton, she lowered her driver side window and the next thing she recalled was waking up in the hospital. Defendant Burton testified and admitted shooting into the vehicle because he was attempting to protect the victim.

Defendant Anthony Burton was sentenced on July 31, 2019.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Glenn Kim, with assistance by Inspector Malary Hathcox and Victim-Witness Advocate Kelli Sage.

Posted on Jul 9, 2019