A Sacramento man was convicted by a jury of double murder for shooting two people at a house party in 2020. Andrew Granderson was convicted and faces two life sentences without the possibility of parole. Sentencing is set for January 19, 2024.

On November 1, 2020, Joseph Ash and Micah Nero (both 18 years old) hosted a party at Mr. Ash’s apartment. The party was advertised on Snapchat and open to the public.  Several people attended, including a friend of Andrew Granderson who was meeting him at the party. Granderson’s friend arrived first and was robbed of his jewelry by unknown males. The friend left the party and was walked to his car by Mr. Nero because the friend was concerned he would come across the robbers. After leaving, the friend told Granderson what had happened and Granderson insisted on returning to the party. When he knocked on the front door, both victims went to answer the door. As soon as the door opened, Granderson shot and killed both victims.

Sacramento County DA

Granderson was eventually located in Las Vegas and arrested in May 2021 and extradited back to Sacramento.


Homicide Detectives of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office identified Andrew Leonard Granderson (20), of Rancho Cordova, for the November 1, 2020 murders of Micah Nero (18) and Joseph Ash (18) on the 8700 block of La Riviera Drive in Sacramento. Using evidence found at the scene and witness statements, detectives had a signed Homicide Warrant for Granderson. Granderson was located in Las Vegas and contacted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and an FBI Task Force Team who booked him in a local Nevada jail where he awaits extradition to Sacramento County. No further information is available at this time.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Department

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