UPDATE: Suspect arrested in shooting, one still sought
by Jennifer Wadsworth
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Lathrop police on Wednesday arrested Jose Garcilazo. Contributed.
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Police promised a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of attempted murder after a shooting in Tracy on Monday night that sent one man to the hospital and another to jail.

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 jwadsworth@tracypress.com.

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shelly13
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May 14, 2009
No matter what city you move into there are going to be problems. The only way to get truly away from it is tomove farther away from the Bay. More East, more country. There are also some rural towns, especially in the midwest that are much safer. They are more "old school" and have not been infiltrated by gangs...yet.

But we are sure spoiled here in Cal with our weather. Hard to leave it.

Got to get tough with these guys. Got to educate our children.

TRCRES79
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May 13, 2009
WTF....I MOVED FROM THE BAY AREA TO AVOID THIS KIND OF THING. IF YOU WANT TO SHOOT EACH OTHER UP

KEEP AWAY FROM PUBLIC PLACES WHERE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND CHILDREN CAN GET HURT. GROW THE F UP KILLING EACH OTHER DOESNT SOLVE ANYTHING !
shelly13
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May 13, 2009
Crap, I've been in prison so long, I forgot how to spell. "toilet" :)

Hey where is my rehabilitaion, you politicians?
shelly13
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May 13, 2009
CN, I'm Ok with any corner, except the one near the tiolet, please. Thanks.
shelly13
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May 13, 2009
Everyone needs to be in support of the police and the DARE program. Teach the children young thta this is not the way.

For those children who are born into the gang lifestyle???I do not know, that is a tough one. They still have to go to school right? Maybe we can get into their psyche while we have their attention at school too. DARE is a great program, every school should have it.
shelly13
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May 13, 2009
Gang members (or any criminals)who are arrested and are not American citizens - should be deported to their home country.

If they are not a full flegged citizen - I don't care if they grew up here or are here on greencard, work visa, pay taxes or what. If you do not have citizenship and you commit a crime, back home you go and you are not let back in.

Not to say this guy is here illegally or whatever, but if he is...BYE BYE
ConcernedNeighbor
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May 13, 2009
He watches "Terminators".... ah's askeered of 'im!!
ConcernedNeighbor
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May 13, 2009
Thanks, shelly13, there's only two corners? Unless you count the corners at the bars?

Might join you in the corner for quiet time after I ask this.....this... question. saying this in advance, "NOT GUILTY" for asking....

Is he even American citizen? Is he so ashamed of being an American?

You are right, about the difference in those lacking self esteem and true character of man.

Idiots seems to beget idiots?
shelly13
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May 13, 2009
Glad to hear it was not your brother. It actually was (supposedly) a rival gang member and they had an argument in the store.

Yes, he looks too scary for our pampered, bay view cell. I don't think he's ever seen Steel Magnolia!

I know who stole your cotton candy, let get'em!

These gang members don't get it that they are actually sucked into gangs because they have no self esteem, they are not tough. They are weak and thus susceptable to the idiocracy put forth by these CULT members. A real man knows how to control himself. A real man can agree to disagree.

How dare they fight eachother and terrorize the streets of America when our soldiers are fighting for our freedom overseas. Fighting for thier rights, damn it! Get a grip and become a real American and stand together as one unified nation. If you don't like it here - LEAVE! Take your weak a*s somewhere else.

Don't get me started on the gang issue....Oh, so mad - I need an extra brownie and some alone time in the corner of our cell tonight, CN.
ConcernedNeighbor
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May 13, 2009
Cartels are hiring teenagers to be their hit men.

Violence is increasing, emergency rooms have enough document to verify it.

Criminals seems to be getting younger and younger or I must be getting older and older!!

Wink..

I want the taxpayer to put the emoticons back on the page....

shelly13 and I have ongoing joke from the other article on "Molester..." in the Most Viewed Article, debate got rather heavy and intense over prisoners and killers and mental health issues...between TMA and us. Lots of interesting thoughts there.

Where do put the prisoners while being rehabilitated? Still not answered!

ConcernedNeighbor
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May 13, 2009
shelly13

Prison gone Co-Ed, nah, his tattoos will clash with our nice cell theme. He looks like a Pepsi guzzler and might kill for it???

Might not be good for us, might get us so mad and turn us into full blooded Killers!!!

That's based on TMA's philosophy... Get mad, kill!!!

Still simmering in rage over my stolen fluff piece of MY cotton candy when I was a kid!!!

wink wink....

Classify the severity of crime and gang activities and place them with hardened groups and throw away the key!!!

Had to find out if it was my brother shot since he shops at SaveMart! He's Ok. Shook him up though, said it seemed to get worse lately...

Kyle, Sandra, man shot in arm...
fourofakind
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May 13, 2009
TPD is doing a great job with the limited resources they have. Most, if not all, are aware they need more officers on board but it's not up to them to decide as one officer told me. In fact he really expressed his frustration of all the calls logs he needs to respond to right away.

With the lagging economy, this is a formula for more crime to grow, which is a proven statistic. Be prepared to see more gang activity and other crime but we don't have to let this happen to us. We have to be proactive and take the action first before it gets out of hand. TPD need our help! We are the eyes and ears and even though TPD may take a while to respond, all we can do is keep trying.

Have a great morning.

shelly13
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May 13, 2009
This guy's a real gem.

These gangs are smaller here in Tracy, we need to take them out before they get too big to handle.

Go get 'em TPD!
ConcernedParents
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May 12, 2009
No need to be sorry Shelly.
shelly13
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May 12, 2009
Sorry, concernedparents: it was a carry over joke from another screen for concernedneighbor.

ConcernedParents
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May 12, 2009
shelly-CN?
shelly13
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May 12, 2009
Heard they were both in the store and argued. They actually had one of the perps info from just being at the store - MORON

Looks like we may get a new cellmate, CN
ConcernedParents
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May 12, 2009
A new idea for the Tracy Flag:

"Shoot someone in Tracy and you'll be leaving the triangle in handcuffs"
ConcernedParents
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May 12, 2009
Good job TPD, lock them up and throw away the key. The victim should be locked up too for obstruction of justice.... that way he can't retaliate.

Too bad these thugs are actually from Tracy. Let's hope the final story is that they just arrived here and are not home grown.

dukejack
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May 12, 2009
Good job TPD, have fun in prison losers!


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