Originally posted as a San Joaquin County District Attorney Facebook post –
“Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendant Michael Hayes was arraigned on attempted murder charges as well as assault with a firearm with weapons and hate crime enhancements.
“The terrible actions of one is not a representation of who we are as a community. No one should be victimized because of their race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation,” said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. “My office takes these crimes very seriously. It is our goal, in collaboration with our law enforcement partners, to rid the community of hate and unnecessary gun violence.”
“Senseless acts of gun violence and hate crimes are not tolerated in our community,” said Stockton Police Department Chief Eric Jones. “I want to thank the public for their anonymous tips and the hard work of our detectives for making a quick arrest. I also hope for a speedy recovery for Mr. Gayle.”