Sacramento man convicted for drive-by shooting murder
Devonte White was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and felon in
possession of a firearm. The jury also found true the special
circumstance that in the commission of the murder, White intentionally and
personally discharged a firearm from a motor vehicle causing death.
On January 25, 2022, Matthew Keen was murdered on the front porch of his
residence in a targeted drive-by shooting. He was shot at eight times and hit
three times. Surveillance video showed a vehicle passing the victim, making a
U-turn, passing the victim a second time before backing up and the driver
shooting the victim at point blank. A stolen handgun was located at Devonte
White’s apartment. The District Attorney’s Crime Lab matched the gun to
expended shell casings on scene and in the car used in the shooting. White’s
DNA was also located on the firearm. Two weeks prior to the murder, White got
into an argument with people the victim was with at a market near the victim’s
residence. White left the scene and returned with a firearm that he brandished
at the victim.
White faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without
the possibility of parole. Sentencing is set for September 8, 2023, at
9:00 a.m. in Department 11 before the Honorable James McFetridge.
Sacramento County DA