Tracy police have yet to find Jose Garcilazo, 20, of Tracy, who allegedly shot another man in the left arm with a handgun. Once caught, he’ll be held on a $1 million bail, police said.
Moises Laguna, 28, also of Tracy, was arrested shortly after the shooting in the South Tracy Boulevard Save Mart parking lot on charges of allowing someone to discharge a firearm from his car, conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, street terrorism and attempted murder — all felonies.
Police found Laguna after they spotted a SUV that witnesses described leaving the scene and followed it to a house near Oak Court and Hickory Avenue. Laguna was arrested and booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp, where he’s being held without bail. He’s due in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Manteca. Police took his gun and cell phone as evidence.
Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related because the two suspects were wearing red, a known gang color. The police dispatch log identified the suspects and the victim as “rival gang members,” and Garcilazo has gang symbols tattooed on his face, shoulders and hands, according to dispatch logs, police and witnesses.
According to Tracy police Sgt. Tony Sheneman, the shooting happened after known Norteño and Sureño gang members were inside Save Mart shopping and got into a verbal argument that turned into a physical fight outside the store.
“It was Sureños versus Norteños,” Sheneman said.
The fight escalated, and multiple shots were fired in the parking lot, where the man — but no one else — was injured.
The victim, whom police wouldn’t identify, left the grocery store after he was shot but checked himself into Sutter Tracy Community Hospital later that night. His gunshot wounds were not life-threatening, Sheneman said.
The victim refused to tell police what the shooters looked like. Witnesses on scene gave police some description of the suspects: Both men in their 20s, heavily tattooed and with dark hair. They left in a blue SUV, according to dispatch logs and witness reports.
Police encourage anyone with information about Garcilazo or the shooting to call detective Mike Richards, 831-6670; or Tracy Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.
•Contact Tracy Press reporter Jennifer Wadsworth at 830-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.