DATE:  May 16, 2019

CASE:  Leo Austin Carrillo (Case #17FE012477)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit

Leo Austin Carrillo was convicted by a jury of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and hit and run causing injury. The jury also found true allegations that Carrillo personally used a firearm and inflicted great bodily injury.

On June 24, 2017, Leo Austin Carrillo got into an argument with the victims outside of the Bonfare Market.  When the victims left the market, Carrillo followed them in his car and fired multiple shots at them.  Two of the bullets hit one of the victims, causing serious injuries.

On July 4, 2017, Carrillo drove past a house while his front passenger fired several shots at a group of people in front of the house.  One of the bullets grazed the victim’s head.  As Carrillo was driving away from the shooting, he struck a car driven by an unrelated citizen.  The passenger in that car, who was pregnant, was injured and taken to a hospital.

Carrillo was on probation for a 2016 robbery conviction at the time of these offenses.

An allegation that Carrillo suffered a prior strike conviction for robbery will be determined at the sentencing hearing. If that allegation is found true, Carrillo faces a maximum sentence of 120 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for June 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 41 before the Honorable Helena Gweon.

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