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San Francisco, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of Jhacorey Wyatt (28), after a trial by jury for firing a handgun on a street in the Tenderloin, killing one man and injuring another. Mr. Wyatt was convicted of one count of voluntary manslaughter (PC 192(a)) with an allegation that he personally used a firearm (PC 12022.5(a)) found true and one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm (PC 245(b)) with allegations that he personally used a firearm and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim (PC 12022.7) found true. He was also convicted of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)).

“The jury’s verdict holds Mr. Wyatt accountable for his extremely dangerous and reckless behavior,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “With justice done, my office will continue to fight on to protect the safety of the public and do everything we can to reduce gun violence in our city.”

According to evidence and other testimony presented at trial, on August 13, 2021, at 11:39 p.m. Mr. Wyatt fired three to four shots at a man in front of the Fishtail Market on the 300 block of Turk Street in the Tenderloin. The intended target, who was shot in the arm, chest and torso survived. A second man who was struck by a bullet in the head was killed. The second victim was seated in a wheelchair between Mr. Wyatt and the victim who survived the shooting. After firing the gun, Mr. Wyatt fled in a black Lexus SUV. San Francisco police later recovered surveillance video from the area that helped them to identify the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant was arrested three days later in the same getaway vehicle.

The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leigh Frazier, with assistance from District Attorney Investigators Douglas Keely, Gino Guerrero and Omega Crum as well as paralegals Jessica Diamond and Julio Flores Guzman, with IT support from Noaeh Pinaire, Ada Yu and Leland Chan. Victim Advocate Maria Reynoso worked closely with the surviving victim throughout the pendency of this case. The case was successfully prosecuted based on a thorough investigation by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

“The defendant recklessly fired a handgun on a crowded street, killing one man and seriously injuring another,” said Assistant District Attorney Leigh Frazier. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our jurors for their time and attention on this case. Their verdict holds the defendant accountable and brings long-awaited justice to the victims and their loved ones.”

Mr. Wyatt is currently in custody. He faces up to twenty-five years in state prison for his crimes. Sentencing is scheduled for August 27, 2024.

Court Number: 21008375