Clayton Sherwood, 19, Daniel Villareal, 35, and Cecilio Rodriguez, 21, were charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, according to sheriff spokesman Les Garcia.
Tracy police responded to a call of shots fired around 10:15 a.m. behind a house on the 11600 block of Mountain View Road, which is an unincorporated area off of Corral Hollow Road. The officers allegedly witnessed one man shooting a handgun in a backyard, accompanied by two other men, Garcia said.
The men were shooting at a tree 10 feet from a neighbor’s fence line, he said.
When Tracy officers identified themselves to the men, Garcia said they ran into the house to hide the gun. He said the men were uncooperative with officers and they wouldn’t tell police where they hid the gun.
Sheriff deputies took over the case from the Tracy officers because the property was technically located in the county.
All three men are expected to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court. They are each being held on $75,000 bail, according to the San Joaquin County Jail website.
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