Littering Prompts Shooting in Roseville, 3 Arrested

Littering Prompts Shooting in Roseville, 3 Arrested

Three suspects are reportedly in custody after they shot at a bystander who reprimanded them for littering, according to an official report from the Roseville Police Department.

Francisco Alexis Noriega, 20; Esperanza Romero, 20; and Dionicio Serrano, 19, all of Sacramento were reportedly arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm and other related charges. Officers reportedly found a stolen gun concealed inside the suspect vehicle. Roseville Police is currently withholding booking photos at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

According to Roseville PD, on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:45 pm, officers responded to a report of shots fired from a car toward another car in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive. Officers reportedly found the suspect vehicle in Roseville Square and were able to detain the three occupants — later identified as Noriega, Romero and Serrano — without incident.

Upon an investigation, officers learned the suspects had stopped at a gas station near Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive, and one of them threw trash on the ground. A bystander reportedly picked up the trash and exchanged words with the litterer, who then reportedly threatened the bystander.

The suspects drove away and the victim reportedly decided to follow them and call the police to report the threat. As the victim was following them, the suspect vehicle reportedly made a u-turn and one of the occupants inside the car fired a handgun towards the victim’s vehicle. Luckily reportedly no one was struck or injured.

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Corrie Pelc

Corrie Pelc brings over 16 years of journalism experience to United Reporting. She currently writes for a number of Sacramento-area publications, including Sacramento News & Review, East Sacramento News, Arden Carmichael News, Inside the City and Style Magazine.