3 Men Remain in Custody in Connection with a Drive-by Shooting

3 Men Remain in Custody in Connection with a Drive-by Shooting

SAN PABLO — Three young men remain in custody following a drive-by shooting, apparently provoked by a dispute concerning a dating relationship. Two victims wounded by gunfire required medical treatment at a hospital.

The shooting occurred on the 1400 block of 23rd Street on December 22 at 10:11 p.m. San Pablo police were alerted by a gunfire detection system installed in the area.

Detectives investigating the gunfire also reviewed videos recorded by surveillance cameras to identify the suspects –
Darrius Markel Buie, 20 of San Pablo
 Thomas Angelo Trevino, 20 of San Pablo
 Brian Michael Banuelos, 18 of Richmond

Authorities recovered the firearm believed used in the shooting as evidence. It is a fully automatic 9 mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine.

The vehicle the suspects allegedly used to flee from the scene, a 1994 Buick Park Avenue was subsequently impounded. It is distinctively painted a burgundy color.

Buie was located and arrested near Shasta and Yuba avenues in San Pablo. He faces two charges for attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Incidentally, Buie was also arrested in July for an incident involving assault with a
deadly weapon.

Trevino and Banuelos were both arrested in the 1300 block of Esmond Avenue in Richmond. They each face charges for attempted murder, conspiracy, and possession of an automatic firearm or machine gun.

In custody since December 23, all three suspects are presently ineligible for release on bond.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call San Pablo police at 510-215-3150.

3 Men Remain in Custody in Connection with a Drive-by Shooting was last modified: January 8th, 2021 by admin
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