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.