Two Arrested in Connection with Drive-By Shooting in Yuba City, Third Suspect Sought
Above: Photo of collision aftermath
(Courtesy of Yuba City PD)
Two people were recently arrested in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting late last week in Yuba City. A third suspect remains at large.
According to a press release by the Yuba City Police Department, the department’s B-Graves Shift responded to an incident in the 1700 block of Magnolia Drive, where a drive-by shooting had taken place, on the night of Friday, January 5. One person sustained shrapnel injuries, but there were no reports of any other casualties, police said.
Soon after the incident, an officer reportedly spotted the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Bogue Road and pursued the vehicle. The pursuit continued through several surface streets and ultimately ended in a crash near Harding Road and Cherry Street. Three occupants fled the vehicle on foot. K9 Officer Rip was deployed to apprehend one of the suspects, while a second surrendered without resistance.
A perimeter was established with assistance from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, and extensive yard-to-yard searches were conducted utilizing K9 Officer Rip and a drone provided by the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office. The third suspect was not located, police said.
The driver of the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Israel Morales, was arrested and booked into the Sutter County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and felony evading.
The second suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile, was booked into Tri-Counties Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder and shooting at an inhabited dwelling.