Defendant Convicted of Shooting Murder at Natomas Gas Station
DATE: July 7, 2023
CASE: Rashawn Anderson (Case #22FE013202)
PROSECUTOR: Supervising Deputy District Attorney Keith Hill, Homicide Unit
Rashawn Anderson was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also found true that in the commission of the murder, Anderson intentionally and personally discharged a firearm causing death.
On August 3, 2022, Anderson shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Janiah Johnson. The murder took place outside the Natomas Speedway Gas Station, where the victim worked as a cashier. Anderson fired 18 shots from a semiautomatic handgun, striking the victim 16 times killing her almost immediately. He then fled the state and was ultimately captured in Chicago, Illinois. The gun used in the murder was never recovered.
Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 50 years and 8 months to life in prison. Sentencing is set for September 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 30 before the Honorable Donald Currier.