New Year’s Day Shooter Surrenders to Police

New Year’s Day Shooter Surrenders to Police

SAN BERNARDINO – Police tracked down a man they suspect for a New Year’s Day shooting on Wednesday, but the discovery of a homemade bomb led to an evacuation.

Police spokesman Rich Lawhead reported the arrest of Gary Michael Ganson, 33, who lived in a residence on the 1300 block of North Windsor Dr., which was where the evacuation took place after discovering several sticks of dynamite with a clock in the middle. Once a SWAT team was in place, Ganson quickly surrendered to police.

The New Year’s Day shooting occurred at 7:33 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Valencia Street. Police said an 18-year-old man was wounded in the leg by a shooter using a .22-caliber pistol. Lawhead said the shooting was over a family altercation that involved the suspect’s daughter. Police began searching for Ganson and a black Dodge pickup truck he was believed to be driving. On Jan. 1, police showed up at his Windsor Drive home, but neither Ganson or the truck were located.

The truck was spotted by a sheriff’s automated license plate reader – mounted on a pole at Baseline Avenue and Valencia Street – as the truck drove by. Eventually, police discovered Ganson at his residence. A SWAT team that included seven officers and a black armored truck was deployed around the residence.

Lawhead said Ganson surrendered peacefully. It was during the search of his residence that police discovered the bomb, which was eventually determined to be harmless by the bomb squad. Residents that had been evacuated in the neighborhood were allowed back into their homes at about 2:30 p.m., said police.

Ganson was to be taken to the Central Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino.

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