A Manteca man in his early 30s was shot four times – twice in the abdomen and twice in the leg – shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Alameda Street near Grant Avenue.
Manteca Police officers said residents reported hearing four to five shots. The victim ended up driving himself to Doctors Hospital of Manteca where he was admitted to the Emergency Department. Officers also responded to the hospital.
He victim was transported by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital due to the severity of his wounds, officers said. Once at the hospital in French Camp, he was taken into surgery. He is reported to be in a stable condition.
Detectives determined in their investigation that the suspect was Andy Lucas, 37, of Manteca. They were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. Lucas was located in early Wednesday afternoon driving in the area of East Yosemite Avenue and Highway 99 where officers performed a felony car stop with guns drawn. He was arrested without incident. He is being held without bail in the San Joaquin County Jail.
The detectives were also able to obtain a search warrant for Lucas’ home where they located a black semi-automatic .40 caliber Taurus hand gun. It is believed to be the same weapon used in the shooting the night before.
The case is still under investigation and the motive for the shooting is not known at this time, police said. Lucas’s court date in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court is set for Friday, Dec. 7, at 1:25 p.m. Additionally he has a second set of past charges with a $400,000 bail amount that are scheduled to be heard at the same time in the Manteca court.
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