San Rafael police have identified and arrested two men believed to be responsible for a shooting in October that led to attempted murder charges for both suspects, according to a statement released by SRPD Public Information Officer Margo Rohrbacher.
The hunt for the shooter began the moment a man stumbled into San Rafael Fire Station #4 on Castro Street at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. The 29-year-old San Rafael man later told officers that he had been walking down Pelican Way and listening to music with friends when a man he did not recognize approached and shot him, apparently unprovoked. The victim received immediate treatment from paramedics and was taken to Marin General Hospital, where surgeons worked on the gunshot wound in his torso. The man was well enough to leave the hospital a few days after his surgery.
The arrested suspects are 23-year-old Cameron Weaver of Strawberry, in unincorporated Mill Valley, and 23-year-old Ruben Torres of San Rafael.
Detectives encountered Weaver when they served a search warrant at his home on Knoll Lane at 10:30 a.m. last Thursday morning. He was in possession of a loaded handgun and driving away from his house when he was arrested. He was booked into Marin County Jail, where Torres was already staying on a separate probation violation charge, for attempted murder. Torres was booked again for the new attempted murder charge on Thursday afternoon. Bail for each suspect was set at $500,000, according to the SRPD release.
The Marin Independent Journal reported that Weaver was also booked on charges of unlawful gun possession and gang activity, and that his bail was raised accordingly to $2 million.
Rohrbacher was unable to comment at length because the investigation is ongoing. She explained that, though the victim reported being shot by one unknown man, “Through the investigation, we developed that both parties are responsible for the crime.”
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