The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Wednesday announced the arrest of a 26-year-old Redwood City man on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire at a group of acquaintances July 7.
No one was injured in the shooting that took place around 8:25 p.m. in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City.
Responding sheriff's deputies contacted a group of four men in front of a house on Fourth Avenue. The house is owned by one of the four men and rooms are rented out to one or two of the others, Lt. Ray Lunny said.
The man who owns the house, 51-year-old Bartolone Ramirez, had refused to let the suspect enter the house that night, Lunny said. The men were acquaintances of the suspect, but did not know his name.
Ramirez and the suspect were involved in a verbal argument, and the suspect allegedly returned to the house about 10 minutes later in his vehicle and fired five rounds at the victims from a handgun, Lunny said.
No one was struck by the gunfire, however a stray bullet damaged a car.
Sheriff's deputies had not made an arrest in the case until Monday afternoon when one of the four victims, 51-year-old Gustavo Navarrete, was walking the 2300 block of Middlefield Road and saw the suspect driving by in a red Volvo.
Sheriff's deputies responded, located the vehicle traveling south on Middlefield Road and made a high-risk stop. Deputies took the suspect into custody, and a passenger in the car was later released.
Navarrete positively identified the suspect as the man who had shot at the group, Lunny said.
The suspect initially identified himself as Teburceo Chula Vista Tecate, but then admitted his identity as 26-year-old Redwood City resident Ricardo Perez Lucatero.
Lucatero was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and booked into San Mateo County jail.
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