The Merced Sheriff’s Department has arrested four men for a shooting in Delhi that injured a 60-year-old man and barely missed a toddler strapped into a car seat.
The four men were all arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting into a group of people outside a Delhi home on Dec. 24, 2016. Arrested were: Thomas Medina, 20, of Delhi; Richard Medeiros, 21, of Delhi; Eduardo Trujillo, 23, of Modesto; and Silvestre Amador, 22, of Delhi.
Shortly before midnight on Dec. 24, 2016, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a shooting in the 10000 block of Kenneth Way in Delhi. The first deputies to arrive found a 60-year-old man that had sustained one gunshot injury. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and has seen been released.
The man had been among several people standing outside a home when a black Nissan Sentra pulled up and multiple suspects got out and started firing at the crowd. In addition to the man who was shot, investigators found two bullet holes in a car seat where an 11-month-old boy had been sitting.
It’s unknown if the 60-year-old was the intended target of the shooting.
All four suspects were described by the sheriff’s department as being gang members. Medina was taken into custody Dec. 28, 2016 and Medeiros was apprehended Jan. 5. Trujillo was arrested Feb. 1 and Amador was taken into custody the following day.
No weapons have been recovered.