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October 21, 2015: Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for South LA Killing

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A 27-year-old gang member was sentenced yesterday to 85 years to life in state prison for a fatal shooting in 2013, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

On Dec. 17, 2014, a jury convicted Andre Vincent Jackson of first-degree murder and attempted murder in case TA133301. The jury also found true gun and gang allegations.

Jackson’s codefendant, Kenneth Clay, 31, was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon. On Jan. 9, he was sentenced to three years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Islam Ramadan of the Hardcore Gang Division said on Nov. 25, 2013, Jackson and Clay were driving in South Los Angeles when they spotted a green vehicle they believed was owned by a rival gang member.

When the green car stopped at Century Boulevard and Hoover Street, Clay attempted to get the driver’s attention while Jackson was driving, the prosecutor said.

Startled, the driver of the green car drove away and Jackson chased after it, the prosecutor added. When the green car stopped at the intersection of Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, Jackson exited the vehicle and began shooting at the victim’s car, the prosecutor said.

The driver of the car, Jarret Crump, 21, was struck in the neck and died at the scene. His passenger suffered a graze wound to the shoulder, the prosecutor said.

A witness to the incident provided authorities with the license plate number of the car Jackson was driving, the prosecutor said.

The next day, law enforcement located Jackson and Clay in the car. A gun was found on Clay, although it was not linked to the prior shooting, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigate by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.