On July 7, 2022, a jury found defendant Jucari Anderson guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm for the shooting of an innocent bystander in Berkeley.
On November 10, 2019 at 2:36 A.M., the defendant fired eight rounds from a Sig Sauer pistol towards the intersection of Durant and Telegraph avenues after initiating a verbal confrontation with a group of individuals. The victim, an innocent bystander who was not involved in the conflict at all, was struck multiple times in the legs as he was walking back to his vehicle. Video surveillance showed other innocent bystanders frantically fleeing the scene to seek safety at the time of the shooting. The victim suffered a fractured femur in one leg and a shattered kneecap in the other. The victim fortunately survived his injuries.
The defendant was captured on multiple surveillance videos fleeing the scene. An eyewitness observed the defendant disposing his firearm in a trash bin along the flight path. The firearm was recovered and ballistics work from the Alameda County Crime lab confirmed the casings from the scene of the shooting came from the firearm that the defendant disposed.
The defendant was on active federal probation for a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm at the time of the shooting.
The jury also found the defendant guilty of felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and carrying a concealed weapon. The jury also found true the special allegations of personally using a firearm and causing great bodily injury.
DDA Elaine S. Ma prosecuted the case, with aide from Inspector Phil Green and Victim Witness Advocate Kendra Tran.