Santa Cruz Police Arrest Two In Local Shooting

Santa Cruz Police Arrest Two In Local Shooting

Misael Acosta-Vences (L) and Jocelyn Acosta (R)

SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz Police Department’s investigation unit has been working tirelessly to locate the person or persons responsible for a shooting last Wednesday at approximately 10:30 PM.

Police had responded to the intersection of Berry Street and Avalon Street Cruz on reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

The victim was then transported to a Bay Area trauma center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officers established a crime scene in the area and recovered several bullet casings. One stray bullet was even found lodged into the wall of a nearby home (the residents were home but none were harmed).

The shooting is being investigated as gang-related.

Agents from the Santa Cruz Police Neighborhood Enforcement team and Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, along with Santa Cruz Police Detectives, worked long hours to identify a suspect in this crime.  They located two suspects near an apartment complex on the 200 block of Button Street.

20-year-old Misael Acosta-Vences of Santa Cruz was soon identified as the shooter.  He was arrested for attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, and multiple gang enhancement charges.

22-year-old Santa Cruz resident Jocelyn Acosta was also arrested as an accessory to the crime and faces charges of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, and participating in a criminal street gang.

Both suspects are held on $400,000 bail respectively.

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