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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF Press Release

Contact: Los Angeles Field Division
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 14, 2022

Long Beach Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Shooting a Firearm Into Car Parked Outside of His Ex Girlfriend’s Home

LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach man was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for possessing two firearms and ammunition after shooting one of those firearms into a car parked outside of his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Jazzmon Unique Russell, 35, was sentenced today by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner after being convicted by a jury in September 2021 of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

During the early morning hours of July 5, 2017, a Long Beach resident called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend, Russell, had fired two shots outside of her home. When police arrived, they arrested Russell as he was fleeing the scene of the shooting, and they found two firearms, including one containing discharged rounds, inside of his car. Witnesses later told law enforcement that Russell had been harassing the victim all week and threatening her just minutes before the shooting.  After his arrest, Russell absconded until he was arrested on unrelated gun charges several years later in Pomona.

Before his arrest, Russell had been convicted of several felony drug and gun offenses.

“[Russell’s] extensive laundry list of criminal convictions shows his wanton disregard for the rule of law,” prosecutors argued in a sentencing memorandum.  Russell “is quickly becoming more aggressive and brazen in both using guns and committing more serious crimes.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Long Beach Police Department investigated this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys David R. Friedman of the Criminal Appeals Section and Jason C. Pang of United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California’s International Narcotics, Money Laundering, and Racketeering Section prosecuted this case.

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