SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Police in San Mateo said they arrested six gang members, including one juvenile, in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier this year.
Detectives, North Central Regional SWAT and other law enforcement partners took the suspects into custody in an operation that was completed Thursday morning.READ MORE: DA Rules Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Demetrius Stanley Was Justified
According to police, the suspects were involved in a shooting at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Rogell Court on June 25. A 16-year-old sustained minor injuries in the shooting.
Officers said the shooting was connected on an ongoing dispute between gangs and not a random attack.
“Gang membership plagues this entire country, and San Mateo is not immune,” police said in a statement.READ MORE: FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On Friday
The suspects arrested include 28-year-old Christian Escobar of Redwood City, 25-year-old Ramon Alberto Camacho of South San Francisco, 21-year-old Luis Maciel of Redwood City, 18-year-old Jesus Juarez of San Mateo, 18-year-old Jonathan Mendoza of Redwood City and a 16-year-old from San Mateo whose identity is being withheld.
Escobar has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. Camacho has been charged with attempted murder, driver permitting others to discharge a firearm from a vehicle, committing crime in furtherance of a gang and evading a police officer.
Maciel, Juarez and Mendoza are facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and committing crime in furtherance of a gang. The juvenile has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with additional information related to this shooting is encouraged to call Detective Nicole Von Glahn at (650) 522-7655 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: Infamous North Bay Killer Johnny Lee Sommerhalder Denied Parole
Anonymous tips can be submitted to http://tinyurl.com/SMPDTips or by calling (650) 522-7676.