MITCHELL BARKSDALE SHOOTOUT: Louis Mitchell-Lonnie Mitchell-James Leo Carney GUILTY!

An ongoing fight between two gangs culminated on December 10, 2014 when a fight than began inside Fly Cuts and Styles Barbershop  spilled outside the strip mall on Stockton Blvd.  Caught in the middle was Monique Nelson who went to the strip mall to have Christmas pictures taken of her son at a photo store near the barbershop

Monique, who was strapping her son Jayden inside his car seat when the gunfight was killed as She laid over her son to shield him, her son, now 6 was unharmed. 

20 year old Marvion Barksdale died a few days after the shooting. Five other men were injured in the gunfight.

The Sacramento District Attorney believes they were all guilty. However, after a few days of deliberation a Sacramento jury found two of the four men 22 year old Louis James Mitchell and his brother 27 year old Lonnie Orland Mitchell Jr guilty of first degree murder.  The jury found the brothers Lonnie and Louis Mitchell guilty of first-degree murder based on the mindset and the kind of guns (AK-47 and a TEC-9 )they brought into Fly Cuts & Styles

35 year old James Leo Carney. was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and the use of a firearm.  The fourth man, 32 year old Larry Dean Jones, Jr. was found not guilty on all charges, the jury believe he fired in self defense.

Last year,Dominique Lott and Charles Barksdale pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and were sentenced to 21 years in prison.

James Leo Carney will return to court September 19th.  The Mitchell Brothers will be sentenced October 24.

The jury’s decision, doesn’t bring peace to Deborah Nelson, who believe they were all guilty in the death of her daughter. 


Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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