Man convicted in Elk Grove WinCo shooting that left teen paralyzed

Davonntay Jones-Carnes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Elk Grove man was convicted on Thursday for his role in a shooting in a WinCo parking lot that left a 15-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down. The conviction was officially announced by the DA’s office the same day.

Davonntay Jones-Carnes, 24, was initially arrested in relation to the incident in 2018. Jones-Carnes pulled up to the grocery store in a stolen car with a friend, accidentally dropping several coins on the ground as he got out. As he picked them up, a nearby group of teens walking to their car began laughing. That’s when Jones-Carnes became angry.

The man pulled the stolen car up alongside the teens, got out, and fired six shots at a 15-year-old member of the group. He then got back in the car and fled westbound out of the parking lot. It was later determined that the gun Jones-Carnes used was stolen.

Jones-Carnes was found guilty on charges of attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a concealed stolen firearm in a vehicle, and vehicle theft. He faces a maximum sentence of 33 years and 4 months to life behind bars. He will remain in custody at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center pending sentencing on December 3rd.

Ethan Biando
Ethan Biando is a freelance journalist from Sacramento. His writing focuses on crime, courts, and policing. Find him on Twitter @ethanb822

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