December 28, 2016

Help Us Identify Suspect Involved in a Drive-By Shooting

This is a sketch of one of the suspects involved in the drive-by shooting on December 26, 2017.
The suspect is described as Hispanic, 30-35 years old, light complexion, wearing a dark colored beanie.

The victim is in stable condition and recovering from his injuries in a Bay Area trauma center.

On Monday night December 26th, 2016 around 8:59 Hrs., Santa Cruz Police responded to the intersection of Raymond St at Leibrandt St. for a report of a drive-by shooting. Officers found one victim who had been shot in the leg. Several witnesses had seen or heard the gunshots and were interviewed by officers while the victim was receiving aid from the Santa Cruz Fire Department and paramedics.

The victim is a 19 year old male. The victim received a significant wound to his upper left leg and was flown to a Bay Area trauma center.

The victim and witnesses said that victim had been approached by occupants of a vehicle and shot at. Several rounds were fired striking both the victim and a concrete wall in Beach Flats Park.
One round also struck a vehicle that was unoccupied and parked near the intersection. The shooting appeared to be gang motivated.

The occupants were last seen driving the wrong way on Raymond St towards Beach St.
-Suspect descriptions- 2 to 3 Hispanic males in a light colored 4 door compact with tinted windows.

The Santa Cruz Police Department is asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting to contact Det. Brian Warren at 831 420-5837. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995, or from our Website