SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A validated Oak Park Blood gang member has been convicted of first-degree murder for a 2017 shooting that left a man dead.
The shooting happened back on Sept. 28, 2017. Sacramento police officers responded to the 5100 block of Ehrhardt Avenue early that morning to investigate a shooting and found Brandon Campbell lying in the street.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
Campbell was soon pronounced dead by medics. Prosecutors said he was waiting outside a friend’s house when the suspect, Lakquan Solomon, drove by him.
After an exchange of words, Solomon drove off but then flipped a u-turn. Prosecutors said Solomon then shot Campbell at close range using a 12-gauge shotgun.READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
Solomon wasn’t identified as the suspect in the shooting until February 2019. However, he had already been in custody since November 2017 for an unrelated incident.
On Monday, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced that Solomon had been convicted of first-degree murder for Campbell’s killing. He’s now facing a maximum sentence of 90 years to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Solomon is set to be sentenced on June 11.