Teens Involved in Gun Violence – One Dead and the Other Sentenced to Prison

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Conviction Alert, news

Teens Involved in Gun Violence – One Dead and the Other Sentenced to Prison
Monday, February 6, 2023, 19-year-old Jaquandre Burden, pled Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and two counts of Aggravated Assault for his involvement in the death of Elijah Jones on December 21, 2020. Jones, who was 16 years old at the time of his death, was lured by Burden and five others to a specific location.
When Jones and another young man arrived at the arranged location, Burden and another of his co-defendants approached Jones’ vehicle and attempted to steal Jones’ firearm. When Jones would not release the firearm, Burden began shooting inside the vehicle. He shot both Jones and his passenger. Jones died from his injuries and his passenger was able to get the vehicle away from the scene and call police.
“This killing is an example of the senseless acts of violence currently plaguing Macon,” said Anita Howard, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney. “One child is dead and another will grow up confined within the walls of a prison. The irrational death and destruction caused by young immature people who have ready access to illegal firearms is a serious public health problem in our community.” Burden, who was just 17 years old at the time of this shooting, was sentenced to 50 years with the first 25 years in prison for Jones’ death.
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