Suspect in gang-related shooting arrested
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Feb 25, 2014 | 12052 views | 8 8 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Tracy man was arrested Friday on charges of attempted murder for a gang-related shooting that occurred Feb. 12, according to police Sgt. Steve Beukelman.

According to a press release issued Friday by Tracy Police Department, Brandon Lockwood, 18, was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder after teams of officers from Tracy, Manteca and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office served three simultaneous search warrants at three locations Friday.

Police reported that two warrants connected with “recent incidents of gang violence” were served on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue in Tracy. A third warrant was served on the 1400 block of Wood Creek Drive in Patterson.

Beukelman said Lockwood was connected with an incident reported around 9:04 p.m. Feb. 12. Two men approached a man in his car as he drove out of an apartment complex on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue, and they shot into the car with an unknown firearm.

Beukelman would not identify the location of the shooting, but Chesapeake Bay Apartments is the only apartment complex on the identified block. He said he couldn’t discuss the matter because it was an ongoing investigation.

Lockwood was arrested on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue, Beukelman said.

Tracy Police Department detectives, Special Enforcement Team officers and SWAT team members and SWAT teams from Stanislaus County and Manteca served the search warrants at 7 a.m. Friday, according to the release.

In addition to Lockwood, officers arrested an unidentified boy for various weapons and drug charges. He was booked into San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall.

Due to a computer system error, Lockwood was originally booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on the charges of murder, attempted willful murder and attempting to commit a crime. Beukelman said Lockwood’s only charge was attempted murder.

Lockwood is expected to be arraigned in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court later this week.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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1resident
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February 26, 2014
My, Chesapeake Bay Apartments is a far cry from what the honorable Dan Bilbrey sold to the nearby homeowners, as a community in which the likes of police, firefighters and nurses would reside. I'll never forget that line from the city council meeting. It turned out to be exactly what people thought it would.
Malia
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February 27, 2014
Agreed.
CharlieWaffles
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February 26, 2014
Great hes 18 bigboy jail for him
Island006
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February 26, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Apartments should evict the family of those involved. It's time apartment managers and family members of these drug dealing gang members take responsibility for activities like this. You want to manage an apartment complex, you want to live in a nice apartment complex then don't deal drugs and be a gang member! It's not that hard!! Chesapeake Bay Apartments, be responsible and do the right thing!!
Soccermom143
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July 25, 2014
A drug dealing gang member? He was just found innocent today with all charges dropped! We wanna throw all these accusations on this kid who was a working student/ barber and had nothing to do with gangs because that's the picture tpd wanted to paint of him. They wanted to try and make an innocent kid do time for a case they couldn't close with the right suspect!
SpikeVFR
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February 26, 2014
calling him a "man" is a little generous
Wobbley
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February 26, 2014
One less tagger on the streets.
Soccermom143
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July 25, 2014
What does tagging have to do with this case? Be ignorant somewhere else! Tracy police department should be ashamed of themselves having accused Lockwood just like you.


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