Freeway Shooting Suspect Held in Custody in Lieu of $1,350,000 Bond
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OAKLEY — California Highway Patrol detectives and CHP officers arrested a freeway shooting suspect. Nestor V. Palacios, 57, of Oakley, is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $1,350,000 bond.
Palacios allegedly committed a freeway shooting on June 20. A vehicle traveling through Oakland was damaged when gunfire erupted. This shooting happened near the Interstate 580 interchange with State Route 24.
Fortunately, the driver was not injured. In a prepared statement the CHP said. “The victim was not struck by gunfire, but he discovered his vehicle was struck by a single bullet.”
CHP investigators identified Palacios as the suspected shooter. Detectives with the CHP Golden Gate Special Investigations Unit, CHP officers and a K-9 unit collaborated in apprehending him.
Palacios was placed under arrest in Oakley on September 7 at 5:35 p.m. When detectives took him into custody a concealed loaded pistol was found in his possession.
Palacious was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and other offenses. He faces additional charges for shooting at a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, and carrying a concealed firearm.
Freeway shootings are commonplace in the eastern San Francisco Bay area. In other shooting incidents, shots were fired at landscaping employees working on Interstate 80 in Berkeley. There was a shooting on I-80 in Albany. Other shootings also occurred on I-580 and on Interstate 880 in Oakland.