The investigation has revealed that the victim and the suspect became involved in an argument during a house party at the residence. The male suspect left and then returned a short while later and fired several shots from a car into the doorway of the home. There were other people attending the party in the home at the time of the shooting. Fortunately, no one else in the home was harmed.Anthony Jimenez, 29 years old, from Watsonville
Detectives worked diligently over the last three days following leads and identified the suspect in the shooting. At approximately 6:30 pm on Tuesday 5/24/16, the suspect Anthony Jimenez was arrested at his workplace in Scotts Valley. Mr. Jimenez was in possession of the vehicle that matched the description from witnesses. He is 29 years old and a Watsonville resident.
On Wednesday 5/25/16, detectives served a search warrant at Mr. Jimenez’s home in Watsonville and recovered additional evidence. However, the gun used in the drive-by shooting has not yet been located.
Anthony Jimenez was arrested for the following charges: attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and criminal threats.
If anyone has any information regarding this case please call the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigation Unit at (831) 420-5820.