People v. Shiheim Johnson

On March 13, 2019, a jury convicted defendant Shiheim Johnson of first degree murder with a personal use of a firearm, robbery with use of a firearm, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. On December 20, 2015, defendant and a juvenile co-participant agreed to sell a gun to the deceased victim and his cousin.

The incident occurred in the 900 block of Mandela Parkway in Oakland. Instead of selling the gun, the defendant and the juvenile pointed guns at the victims and demanded their property. The deceased victim tried to fight the juvenile co-participant. At the same time, the defendant held a gun to the cousin’s head and threatened to kill him. While the other two fought, the defendant told the juvenile to shoot. The juvenile co-participant then shot the victim one time in the back causing his death. Oakland Police Department Investigators collected evidence from cell phones and social media to corroborate the identification made by the surviving victim. DDA Timothy Wagstaffe prosecuted the case along with the assistance of Inspector Tom Milner and Victim-Witness Advocate Lily Bueno.

Posted on Mar 18, 2019