Sacramento Gang Member Convicted of Attempted Murder

Marcus Blackmon shot multiple times at the victim

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – December 24, 2014- District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on December 19, 2014, a Yolo County jury convicted 34-year-old Marcus Blackmon, of Sacramento, of two counts of attempted murder, enhancements for being a gang member and causing great bodily injury. Additionally, the trial court found that Blackmon had been to state prison on two prior occasions which will enhance his sentence.

Blackmon is a member of the Fruit Ridge Vista Bloods. On August 28, 2011, he was at Tony’s Bar in Woodland. During the evening, he was harassing a number of bar patrons asking them who there were and where they were from. Later in the evening, Blackmon pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the leg. He then fired additional shots. One bullet hit the nurse who was attempting to provide aid to the victim. Blackmon was identified through diligent police work when the case detective observed him touching the glass window from the Bar’s security video. A Crime Scene Investigator lifted the fingerprint from the glass and matched it to Blackmon. Blackmon was arrested in Sacramento in April, 2012. In a car at his house, detectives found a magazine with ammunition that matched some of the expended shell casings found at the crime scene.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven praised the diligent efforts of law enforcement. “This case represents a regional team effort to battle gang violence,” said Raven. “Woodland Police Department officers teamed up with members of both the Sacramento Sheriff and Sacramento Police to achieve this conviction.”

Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock is scheduled to sentence Blackmon on January 30, 2015. Blackmon is facing a sentence of nearly 100 years in state prison.