STOCKTON - On December 2, 2019, Aaron “Lash” Moore was sentenced to 115 years to life, plus an additional 99 years and 8 months in state prison for:
- four counts of first-degree attempted murder,
- one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm,
- and three counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.
Each count had additional firearm and gang enhancements alleged. Because Moore qualifies as a “youthful offender” under the law, he will have his first parole hearing during his twenty-fifth year of incarceration, which will be in 2042.
According to court records, on July 5, 2017, Stockton Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a car Moore was driving. In the car, officers located a .40 caliber Glock handgun. Moore’s .40 caliber Glock matched a firearm that Moore used in a shooting on June 18, 2017 and a shooting one week later on June 25, 2017.
On June 18, 2017, Moore shot at a car that two people were sitting in, as well as the house the car was parked in front of. Fortunately, no one was physically injured.
The following weekend, Moore shot at a house in which the owners were hosting a college graduation party. A guest at the party, Emilio Prado, was shot in the hip which required surgery and weeks of hospitalization.
Investigators determined that Moore was a founding member of the short-lived Sleeperz Dream criminal street gang, which promoted their activities through music videos. Moore was convicted of having committed these crimes for the benefit of or in association with this criminal street gang.
Following the reading of the verdicts, Moore yelled expletives at the jurors, blaming them for ‘ruining his life.’ The Honorable Richard Mallett sentenced Moore to 115 year to life prison sentence after having presided over the jury trial.
According to the San Joaquin County district attorney, the successful prosecution in this case was possible due to the investigative efforts of the forensic experts and gang investigators of the Stockton Police Department; the cellular phone expertise of the California Department of Justice; and, the SJCDA Office’s Bureau of Investigation.
The District Attorney’s Office extended praise for the diligent work of Stockton Police Detectives Irshad Mohammed and Julio Morales, as well as California Department of Justice Criminal Intelligence Specialist Reva Headley and District Attorney Investigator Larry Fluty.
“Thank you to San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar for publicly recognizing the work of our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) member Reva Headley, a criminal intelligence specialist at California DOJ,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “The criminal intelligence specialists at DOJ rarely have a spotlight on the work they do and their contributions to investigations and successful prosecutions. Great job, Reva, we are proud of you and the work you do for the State of California, for public safety and for criminal justice!”
To read more abut the work Reva Headley does at the California DOJ: