Defendant Convicted of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm
DATE: June 6, 2022
CASE: Keyshawn Wright (Case #18FE023092)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Omar Singh, Homicide Unit
Keyshawn Wright was convicted by a jury of the second-degree murder of Alex Smith, and the allegation that Wright personally used a firearm causing death was found true. Wright was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The victim was dating a woman that was in a previous relationship with Keyshawn Wright. On November 25, 2018, Wright’s associate saw the victim and the woman arrive at her apartment. Soon after, Wright kicked in the apartment door and began to shoot at the victim. The victim was shot in the chest. The victim was able to return one round of fire, striking Wright in the forearm. Wright’s blood was found leading away from the apartment to the parking lot area. Wright arrived at the hospital minutes later and lied to authorities saying he was shot in another location by an unknown person.
Allegations that Wright has three prior strike convictions for robbery will be determined at sentencing.
Wright faces a maximum sentence of 70 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for July 22, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in Department 15 before the Honorable Kevin McCormick.