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Gang member sentenced to 85 years to life in 2013 shooting

A gang member was sentenced Oct. 20 to 85 years to life in state prison for a fatal shooting in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

A jury found Andre Vincent Jackson, a 27 year-old black man, guilty on Dec. 17, 2014, of first-degree murder in the killing of Jarret Marque Crump, 21. Jackson was also found guilty of attempted murder, and the jury found true gun and gang allegations. 

Kenneth Clay, a co-defendant in the trial, was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced on Jan. 9 to three years in prison. 

The prosecutor said Jackson was driving, with Clay in the passenger seat, in South Los Angeles on Nov. 25, 2013, when they spotted a green 2003 Infiniti. They believed it was owned by a rival gang member. 

When the green car came to a stop at Century Boulevard and Hoover Street in Vermont Vista, Clay tried to get the driver’s attention, the prosecutor said. 

Crump was startled and drove away, the prosecutor said, and Jackson gave chase. Then the green car stopped at Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Jackson exited the vehicle and began shooting at Crump’s car, the prosecutor added.

Crump was struck in the neck and died at a hospital, according to coroner’s records. An autopsy showed that Crump died of a gunshot wound to the neck. A female passenger in the car suffered a graze wound to the shoulder, according to authorities. 

A witness provided authorities with the license plate number of the car Jackson was driving. The next day, law enforcement located Jackson and Clay in the car. A gun was found on Clay, although it was not linked to the Crump shooting, the prosecutor said. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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