According to a press release issued Friday by Tracy Police Department, Brandon Lockwood, 18, was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder after teams of officers from Tracy, Manteca and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office served three simultaneous search warrants at three locations Friday.
Police reported that two warrants connected with “recent incidents of gang violence” were served on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue in Tracy. A third warrant was served on the 1400 block of Wood Creek Drive in Patterson.
Beukelman said Lockwood was connected with an incident reported around 9:04 p.m. Feb. 12. Two men approached a man in his car as he drove out of an apartment complex on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue, and they shot into the car with an unknown firearm.
Beukelman would not identify the location of the shooting, but Chesapeake Bay Apartments is the only apartment complex on the identified block. He said he couldn’t discuss the matter because it was an ongoing investigation.
Lockwood was arrested on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue, Beukelman said.
Tracy Police Department detectives, Special Enforcement Team officers and SWAT team members and SWAT teams from Stanislaus County and Manteca served the search warrants at 7 a.m. Friday, according to the release.
In addition to Lockwood, officers arrested an unidentified boy for various weapons and drug charges. He was booked into San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall.
Due to a computer system error, Lockwood was originally booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on the charges of murder, attempted willful murder and attempting to commit a crime. Beukelman said Lockwood’s only charge was attempted murder.
Lockwood is expected to be arraigned in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court later this week.
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