Crime

Gang Member Sentenced to 332 Years to Life in Prison for Drive-By Shooting in Pasadena

Marquis Duran Turner of Apple Valley was sentenced to 332 years to life in state prison for his role in the shooting of seven bystanders in Pasadena. –Photo courtesy/LA County District Attorney

A member of the Du Roc Crips gang in Duarte was sentenced Monday to 332 years to life in state prison for his role in the shooting of seven bystanders in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Marquis Duran Turner, of Apple Valley, was convicted by a jury on April 2 of one count each of conspiracy to commit murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, and seven counts of attempted murder.

Deputy District Attorney David Ayvazian of the Hardcore Gang Division said the jury also found true gang allegations and allegations of a principal discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury.

On March 28, a different jury found co-defendant Anthony Deon Edwards, aka Deon Jackson, of Duarte guilty of the same counts and allegations.

Edwards was sentenced on April 26 to 246 years to life in state prison.

On Jan. 16, 2017, Edwards and Turner conspired to go to Pasadena with an AR-15 rifle and a handgun to shoot at rival gang members, according to evidence presented in court. The two defendants opened fire on a group not affiliated with gangs near Garfield Avenue and Buckeye Street, the prosecutor said.

One of the seven victims suffered permanent damage to her fingers as a result of the shooting.

Case GA100994 was investigated by the Pasadena Police Department.

May 9, 2018

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