Officers of the San Rafael Police Department have begun to make headway on a downtown restaurant shooting that took place early last month. SRPD officers arrested two men in connection with the shooting on Tuesday evening, as detailed in a press release by SRPD Public Information Officer Margo Rohrbacher.
Just after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, an assailant approached the victim inside Pa’s Mexican and Filipino Cuisine, located at 916 B Street in San Rafael. The gunman shot the victim multiple times, leaving the 31 year old severely injured. The victim is still in the hospital.
Officers arrested Christian Fernando Moran and Victor Alexis Deleon on charges of conspiracy and attempted murder for their alleged involvement, but SRPD has not specified the nature of their connection to the shooting. “The witnesses have only described one shooter,” Rohrbacher explained, which is why the two suspects have been charged with conspiracy in addition to attempted murder.
After questioning Moran, 19, officers took him into custody. Deleon, 20, had been booked at Marin County Jail on an earlier probation violation and was booked again on the new charges once officers identified him. Moran and Deleon are both San Rafael residents.
Both suspects are being held without bail and had their first appearance in court on these charges at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.
SRPD is unable to share many of the details about the shooting, such as any known motives or the number of additional suspects officers are tracking down at the moment, Rohrbacher explained.
“The investigation is still ongoing, but we are confident that we’ve arrested two of those responsible,” she said. There may be additional arrests as officers uncover more information about the crime.