Accident leads to shooting
by TP staff
Feb 18, 2011 | 13358 views | 44 44 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning after a car accident led to a fight and then a shooting on Tracy Boulevard near Interstate 205.

Police responded to a vehicle accident and a fight followed by shots fired at Tracy Boulevard and I-205 just after 1 a.m. Officers found a red GMC pickup crashed into the dirt embankment south of the eastbound I-205 freeway on-ramp with a 36-year-old male driver with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder. The other vehicle, a white Buick sedan occupied by three men, was just north of where Tracy Boulevard pass under the freeway. The driver of the pickup was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. Police believe the driver of the pickup and the occupants of the car got into a fight following the accident, which led to the pickup driver being shot. A black handgun was found near the Chevron station on Tracy Boulevard near the accident scene.

Tracy police and California Highway Patrol officers searched the area around the shooting scene for more suspects.

Detectives and two crime scene technicians were called to the scene, and after their investigation two of the men in the white Buick were arrested. Freddy Avalos, 21, and Miguel Silva, 22, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and weapons charges and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp. The third man detained in the car was released.

The police department reported that this is not a gang-related shooting and is still under investigation.

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Tim Bauer, 831-6605, or Tracy Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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MySay
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February 27, 2011
I find it amazing that the LOCAL police here are saying there is NO Gang relationship with this. Are you kidding me? THIS looks exactly like that. What I find really funny is that these OBVIOUS up to no good creeps, have the ties and the police don't see it. But, by God, they'll arrest three 12 yr olds for being at the mall together watching a movie and call that "gang activity". Wow! There is something really screwy with the police Dept's idea of gangs. No wonder why it's outta control.
tommybahama
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February 24, 2011
BadBoyz- If he can get $1000 to help us with the "gang war" I say we take it. It's better than not getting anything.

Maybe the police chief could take some pointers from Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County Arizona on how to deal with criminals. Sounds like he's got the right attitude.
BadBoyzBadBoyz
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February 23, 2011
http://tracypress.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Congressman talks crime prevention &id=11565632#comments_11565632

tommybahama wrote on Wednesday, Feb 23 at 05:21 PM »

Here's what the article said verbatum:

"McNerney plans to introduce next week the National Safe Streets Gang Crime Prevention Act, which would direct $10 million to establish a countrywide database that local law enforcement could tap into, making it easier to track gang members and what they’re up to."

Read more: Tracy Press - Congressman talks crime prevention
BadBoyzBadBoyz
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February 23, 2011
Maybe tommybahama can write his congressman who find them in that ten million $$$ earmark of his?
tommybahama
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February 23, 2011
Actually, I don't want to blame her for not dressing them properly. They must have been on a "vacation from gang affiliation".
BadBoyzBadBoyz
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February 23, 2011
tommybahama wrote were they wearing green and tan jackets or a neckerchief?

You can see that they were not wearing the same gang colors in the above mug shots.

Did you want to blame the police chief for not dressing them properly, or something?
robert124
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February 23, 2011
YOU PEOPLE JUST HEAR WHAT U WANT TO HEAR. THE MAN IN THE RED TRUCK WAS UNDER THE INFLUECE TRIED TO RUN THE RED LIGHT AND HIT THE 20 YEAR OLDS, THEN TRIED TO LEAVE THE SCENE AND THE GUYS IN THE WHITE BUICK FIRED.HE BIT OFF MORE TEN HE CAN CHEW ....
robert124
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February 23, 2011
YOU PEOPLE JUST HEAR WHAT U WANT TO HEAR. THE MAN IN THE RED TRUCK WAS UNDER THE INFLUECE TRIED TO RUN THE RED LIGHT AND HIT THE 20 YEAR OLDS, THEN TRIED TO LEAVE THE SCENE AND THE GUYS IN THE WHITE BUICK FIRED.HE BIT OFF MORE TEN HE CAN CHEW ....
tommybahama
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February 23, 2011
Sorry the blog cut off the end of my comment. It should read,

If that doesn't meet the threshold for gang related I don't know what does.
tommybahama
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February 23, 2011
The article says the shooting occurred after a car accident led to a fight.

Sounds to me like the three "20 somethings" did run the "30 something's" pickup off the road, then had an altercation with the pick up driver, then shot him. Combined with the fact that one of the three "20 somethings" had a gang affiliation makes this sound there is some relationship to the gang.

After all, the three "20 somethings" weren't wearing green and tan uniforms or a yellow neckerchief were they?

BadBoyz, Glide, ILovePeppermint and thoughts?

Now it that doesn't meet the threshold for gang related I don't
cody01
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February 23, 2011
Sooooo, If the guy rammed his car on purpose, auto related, there may be a pay out?

@d95376

In this paper, you can't believe anything you hear and only 1/2 what you see.

@lucky. Not really!

They probably ran the guy off the road then shot him.
LuckyInTracyNot
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February 23, 2011
These scumbags really don't care about the odds, as long as the odds are not stacked against them. if they see a chance to score some violent act, they will and think nothing of it, until they get caught. That's what makes them so dangerous, it could have been anyone of us who got shot.
d95376
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February 22, 2011
Markj- My bad. I was questioning why the conversation was tangential. Peppermints comment,"Folks everything will be just fine.

Congress is requiring every last American to purchase into the new healthcare bill.

So we would ALL be covered" seemed vexacious and uncaring.

Thank you for the information, my comment was not meant to be derisive, nor was it an attempt to stifle the flow of information.

I have children that drive and it upsets me to know there are people out there that will go three on one and then shoot someone over some bent sheet metal.

Cars are replaceable. People, their health, their peace of mind, and all those indirectly affected by incidents like this concern me as a father, and member of this community.

Accept my apology for any offense taken, unintended as it was.
d95376
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February 22, 2011
Someone gets shot and people are talking about insurance! I can not believe it! For god's sake a man was shot and is in critical condition.

Have we all become so insensitive that a man lies bleeding in a hospital and the discussion following is about whom is going to be on the hook for the medical bill?

Ridiculous!
LuckyInTracyNot
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February 20, 2011
being ugly in public with gang enhancement, spitting on sidewalk with gang enhancement, playing stereo way too loud with gang enhancement, failing to make a proper left turn with gang enhancement, just being a epic failure in life with gang enhancement, this is what the chief and her friends should be adapting to clean up gangs. make them feel uncomfortable as they make us.
aztec
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February 20, 2011
@ victor_jm & TCY1

These Portuguese gang members,should also get deported right? These welfare recipients like you guys say should get sterilized?
cody01
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February 20, 2011
Hey, the police use that excuse to shoot someone. Vehicles are considered a deadly weapon. If I get hit by a car, I can defend myself, right?

AND, that's one of the consequences of being in a gang. No matter what they do, it will be gang related. Vehicle accident with a gang enhancement.

Traffic ticket for speeding with a gang enhancement. This nation has become complacent.


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