A Dallas man who committed an April 2022 drive-by-shooting was sentenced Monday, September 25, 2023 to 15 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.
27-year-old Alexandro Mauricio Campos pleaded guilty in March 2023 to two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced September 25, 2023 by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey. Campos is a violent felon, and a member of a violent street gang.
According to court documents, on April 24, 2022 Mansfield Police Officers were dispatched to investigate reports of a drive-by shooting. Once on the scene, officers observed two vehicles riddled with bullets that was parked at the residence. The residence was also shot, and bullets penetrated a child’s bedroom, the laundry room, and the garage. Officers recovered numerous shell casings from the street. An AK-47 firearm was used to shoot the vehicles and the house. Campos’s ex-girlfriend and young child were in the house when it was shot, and Campos had sent his ex-girlfriend threatening text messages before the shooting. A neighbor’s home security camera captured the shooting.
During the investigation, officers learned one of the vehicles hit in the April 24th shooting (which belonged to Campos’s ex-girlfriend) had previously been shot by Mr. Campos. Officers observed bullet holes covered with black electrical tape and learned Mr. Campos was being investigated for the violent attack.
On April 27, 2022, the U.S. Marshal’s North Texas Fugitive Task Force arrested Campos. During the arrest, officers located a large black AK-47 style pistol on the driver’s floorboard where Mr. Campos was seated and a large box of ammunition for the weapon. Ballistic testing confirmed that this firearm was used in the April 24th drive-by shooting.
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Campos has a 2018 felony conviction for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and received a 2-year prison sentence for the offense. Campos, in fact, has a long history of violent behavior directed at women.
Campos was also sentenced for possessing another AK-47 style pistol in Mesquite, Texas, in June 2021.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives’ Dallas Field Division conducted the investigation with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s North Texas Fugitive Task Force, the Mansfield Police Department, and the Mesquite Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay prosecuted the case.