A Criminal Court jury took just 30 minutes to convict Kevion McDonald, 23, of attempted first-degree murder and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. He will be sentenced Nov. 21 by Judge James Lammey Jr.
According to testimony, McDonald shot the 36-year-old victim eight times as he begged for his life in the early-morning hours of Oct. 4, 2017, in the 4200 block of Meadow Valley Drive East near Riverdale and East Raines in southeast Memphis.
The victim underwent multiple surgeries and spent 39 days in a hospital trauma unit, but ultimately was able to identify McDonald as the shooter. He sustained lasting injuries from the shooting, but testified this week in court from his wheelchair.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Justin Prescott and Shelby Patrick of the DA’s Domestic Violence Unit which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners. The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.