The prime suspect in last week's murder and attempted murder in the predawn hours on East Yosemite Avenue was captured in a multi-agency dragnet Tuesday afternoon in Ripon along with the discovery of a cache of firearms and ammunition.
A Manteca Police gang suppression unit stopped a van filled with gang members shortly after midnight Saturday and arrested a 20-year-old Manteca man with a semi-automatic hand gun in his possession that had one round in the chamber.
Two men in their mid-30s narrowly escaped injury shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday when they ducked behind their car in an attempt to dodge gun fire near the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Alameda Street.
Two Manteca young men were gunned down shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Yosemite Avenue by an unknown assailant firing from near the front door of an insurance agency on the north side of the street.
Two men were shot in drive-by shootings Tuesday night with one of the victims being knifed Wednesday morning after being released from an area hospital – later arrested, when for a second time, he was back in the hospital emergency room.
A 22-year-old Manteca man, who was face-to-face with an officer in the dark following an early Saturday morning domestic dispute, allegedly pulled a gun from his backside waist band and narrowly escaped being shot when his girlfriend jumped in front of him, Manteca Police said.