Gang Member Sentenced for Possessing Firearm, Enhancements
DATE: April 9, 2018
CASE: Deandre Rogers (Case #16FE023618)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kristen Andersen, Targeting Armed Recidivist Gang Enforcement Team (TARGET)
The Honorable Maryanne Gilliard sentenced Deandre Rogers to 30 years to life in prison. On March 2, 2018, a jury convicted Rogers of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also found true a personal arming allegation and gang enhancement. At sentencing, the court found that Rogers has two prior strikes, which subjected him to three-strikes sentencing, and a prior five-year prison commitment.
On December 14, 2016, a video was released on YouTube showing Deandre Rogers rapping, disrespecting rival gang members, promoting his own gang and holding firearms. On December 15, 2016, officers conducted surveillance on Rogers, a known G-Mobb and Starz gang member. Officers followed Rogers to a restaurant and watched him get into the back of a vehicle. When they pulled the vehicle over, they located a Glock 21 with 17 rounds loaded in it. They also located a Glock 27 loaded with 12 rounds in another vehicle Rogers was seen accessing.
Rogers has two 2016 strike convictions. One of those convictions was for assault with a firearm in which Rogers and another individual shot two rival gang members multiple times. The other conviction was for carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, which was gang related.