San Rafael Teen Arrested for Homestead Valley Drive-By Shooting

Law enforcement officials say 17-year-old was taken into custody in Point Richmond for April 13 incident in which two people were shot at on Evergreen Avenue.

More than two weeks after a sent shockwaves through the local community, Marin County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a 17-year-old San Rafael teen on suspicion of attempted murder and a number of other charges, law enforcement officials said Sunday.

Sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force arrested the teen for the shooting at around 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Point Richmond, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Hale.

In the April 13 incident at around 11:30 a.m., a man on a black motorcycle reportedly fired multiple shots at a white pickup truck parked on Evergreen Avenue between Ethel and Miller avenues, blasting out the truck's windows and causing minor injuries to the two people inside.

When Marin County Sheriff's Office investigators and Mill Valley Police arrived in the area of 34 Evergreen Ave. that morning on reports of multiple gunshots, they found the pickup truck on Miller Avenue in front of the and . Neither victim had been hit, but both were shaken up and sustained minor cuts due to the shattered glass. 

Hale said at the time that it was unclear if the victims and the suspect knew each other.

At the time of Saturday’s arrest, the teen was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, Hale said. Detectives served a search warrant in Point Richmond on a storage container belonging to the teen and found the motorcycle and other items believed to be used in the shooting, he added.

Officers also found a stolen 2008 Lamborghini Spyder Gallardo convertible reported to be stolen from a San Francisco dealership in March of 2011, Hale said, and detectives are investigating other crimes to which the teen might be connected. .

The teen was booked into Marin County Juvenile Hall and booked for two counts of attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of a loaded firearm and resisting arrest. No bail was set “due to the seriousness of the offense,” Hale said.

jerry slick April 30, 2012 at 02:28 PM
betcha that Lambo belonged to Guy Fieri.
Rico May 01, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Very unusual for this to happen in Marin, sounds much more like an everyday thing in Richmond. It would be interesting to find out where the people who were shot at were from, how the task force fingered the shooter, and what the motive was. I am very glad that nobody got hit by crossfire.
Lou Grant May 01, 2012 at 03:57 AM
People need to wake up--Marin has changed, the teens have changed and parents as well as school administrators are in denial about it/ Yes, rich white kids can commit crimes too. To say this is more indicative of Richmond not only suggests racism, it suggests a naivite, and that is part of the problem. Wake up Marin--this not in my backyard, not in my child's school mentality has come to bite you in the butt. Our schools have changed, we need to change in accordance with it.
Rico May 01, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Lou, I never said anything about race, would you feel better if I said that this is an everyday thing in Oakland ? You must admit, this incident is very unusual in Marin, but if you look at the local news, it is an everyday occurrence in the east bay. The suggested racism is in your own mind, and you should work on fixing that.
Scott May 01, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Finding racism in comments where none exists is the playbook of the apologist mentality. There are simple facts: Richmond has one of the highest (if not the highest) murder rates in the country. Marin one of the lowest. Therefore it is absolutely correct to say a shooting is unusual to happen in one relative to another. Lou,it is you who needs to wake up. Identity politics is the problem you are playing up. Ignore the labels and perhaps we can begin to solve problems for all.


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