Two Men Arrested for Firing Guns into the Air
Two men in Woodland were arrested for allegedly firing some guns into the air early New Year’s morning.
Police say “numerous” people reported that two men were shooting a shotgun and handgun in the air along Elizabeth Way off of W Cross Street just after 2:30 a.m.
Officers got to the scene and found two men they say matched the description of the reported suspects in the front yard of a home. The men were detained while officers started investigating – finding some shotgun shells in the yard and a shotgun inside of an SUV.
The men, 32-year-old Woodland resident Jed Tranquilino Flores Torres and 31-year-old Sacramento resident Cesar Carabez, were arrested.
Torres faces charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and illegally possessing a firearm (thanks to being a convicted felon). Carabez faces accessory to a felony charges.
Police note that no one in the area has been hurt as a result of the shooting. As many local law enforcement agencies have warned, firing a gun into the air can have deadly consequences.