More arrests likely

Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal

The San Diego Police Department arrested a 21-year-old man Sunday morning and is continuing to investigate two drive-by shootings that occurred in the city Sunday morning.

According to San Diego Police Department reports, officers were called to the 400 block of Dr. E.E. Dunlap Boulevard shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a drive-by shooting.

Investigators at the scene recovered a bullet that had impacted the tailgate of a truck, and spoke with an individual who was reportedly standing behind the truck when the bullet was fired.

During the investigation, officers discovered the shooting may have been related to a disturbance that occurred earlier in the morning in the 300 block of North Garcia Street.

Officers went to a home in the 300 block of North Garcia and were given permission to search the home and a vehicle owned by the residents. Investigators reportedly recovered a .22 caliber rifle and a .25 caliber handgun from the home, and found several spent shell casings inside the vehicle.

Jesus Gonzalez Jr. 21, a resident of the Garcia Street home, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting in the 400 block of Dr. E.E. Dunlap Road. Residents of the Garcia Street home informed officers a drive-by shooting had occurred at their home earlier in the morning, and several spent shell casings were found in the roadway at the intersection of Dix and Garcia Streets.

Bullets were also recovered from a tree in front of the home in the 300 block of Garcia Street and from the front wall of a home in the 200 block of Garcia Street.

Officials with the San Diego Police Department said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.