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Arrests Made in Fatal Hwy 70 Shooting from 5/22/19
(Posted 5/31/2019)

Yuba County Sheriff’s Detectives have made three arrests in the Hwy 70 Shooting in Plumas Lake, which occurred on 5/22/19 at approximately 6:00 p.m., that left one Sacramento man dead and another injured. Over the course of the last week, investigators were able to track the suspect vehicle in over two dozen business security videos leading approximately 30 miles through the three counties of Yuba, Sutter and Butte which were along the suspects travel route prior to the shooting. With the multijurisdictional business community assistance, detectives were able to generate suspect leads that ultimately resulted in the identification and successful arrest of the three currently in custody for the homicide. At approximately 8:30 a.m. 5/30/19, Yuba County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Net-5 Task Force served a search warrant at a residence on Pinewood Wy in Linda, where the first two suspects were taken into custody. Arrested in Linda for 187 PC/Murder were 20-year-old Avery Sanchez of Sacramento and 21-year-old Vivion Wallace of Yuba City. Sanchez and Wallace, both males on parole, were identified as the two shooters in the suspect vehicle, which was determined to be a gold 2003 Nissan Altima. At approximately 6:00 p.m. 5/30/19 in the 7200 block of Amsterdam Avenue in Citrus Heights; Yuba County Sheriff Detectives with assistance from the Citrus Heights Police Department Special Investigations Unit, located and arrested the third suspect identified as the driver during the shooting; 19-year-old Juan Antonio Barajas of Citrus Heights, along with the car used in the crime. Juan is charged with 32PC/Accessory. All three suspects have been booked into the Yuba County Jail. The motive for the shooting remains unknown. None of the suspects were known to the victims.

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