Gang Member Challenged and Fired Upon Man

Gang Member Challenged and Fired Upon Man

WATSONVILLE – A man challenged and then fired upon another person as the victim sat in a parked car.   The incident occurred on April 18 when Juan Hernandez approached the victim.

The Scene

Herrnandez made gang references and pointed his gun at the man.

The suspect then fired a shot “in the victim’s direction” but missed. Consequently, Hernandez left the scene. Subsequent investigation led to the identification of the suspect, a local gang member.

The Arrest

On May 2, officers located Hernandez in a car on Green Valley Road near Freedom Boulevard. Afterward, a search warrant of his home produced more incriminating evidence.

Police charged Hernandez with attempted murder, shooting into a  vehicle and gang enhancements.

The Area

The WPD Facebook page included numerous words of thanks and appreciation. Located east of Santa Cruz and just 2 miles from the Pacific.  Watsonville’s population comes in at over 51,000.


Gang Member Challenged and Fired Upon Man was last modified: May 21st, 2018 by admin
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