A relatively peaceful evening of settling in and watching the Super Bowl was shattered for residents in Historic Lathrop after gunshots rang out.
According to Lathrop Police Services, residents around the area of Bizzibe Street and Osage Place reported hearing around 10 gunshots during the game and came outside to see two men fleeing the area in a Dodge Caravan.
Adrian Acosta, 29, and Kevin Booker, 32, were stopped by police shortly after the report was made and officers discovered that not only was the vehicle, they were driving stolen out of San Jose but were in possession of a gun that was reported stolen as well. Both men were under the influence at the time that they were taken into custody.
Acosta was charged with four felonies – carrying a stolen loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm by a prohibited person, and carrying a concealed stolen weapon – and two misdemeanors including disorderly conduct. He is currently being held on $260,000 bail.
Booker was charged with five felonies – carrying a loaded firearm in public under specific circumstances, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, carrying a concealed stolen weapon, carrying a loaded firearm while being a prohibited person, and being a felon in possession of a firearm – and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He is being held on $355,000 bail.
Both Acosta and Booker are due to appear today in Department M1 of the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:25 p.m. for arraignment.
Nobody was reported injured as a result of the shooting, and police did not issue a report about any damage to buildings or vehicles as a result of the incident. Police still aren’t sure whether they were the ones that actually fired the gun or were involved in an incident where a gun was fired.
According to Lathrop Police Chief Ryan Biedermann, aside from the incident with Booker and Acosta the day was a relatively slow one for officers. Biedermann said that outside of an additional domestic violence call, police issued no citations for driving under the influence and had no other major reports.
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