Shooting Arrest

EXETER PD Report Number: 17-1081
Date/Time Occurred: 8/28/17 at 6:08pm
Type of Incident: Attempt Homicide
Location: 400 Block South ‘G’ Street

1. Male Juvenile 14 years
2. Male Juvenile 17 Years

Details: On 8/28/17 at 6:08pm Officer were dispatched to the 400 block of South ‘G’ Street, regarding a report of gun shots. Upon arrival officers were advised two male occupants of a red Ford sedan had exited the vehicle and fired at least one gun shot towards a male adult victim who was no longer on scene. A short time later a call was made by the victim, who was following the vehicle, advising the suspects and vehicle were in the area of Spruce and Firebaugh. Exeter Officers responded to the area and attempted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, however, it failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle was pursued into the City of Lindsay near the intersection of Apia and Sweetbrier. The two male suspects were taken into custody with the assistance of deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Lindsay Police Department. The vehicle was discovered to have been reported stolen from the City of Lindsay. The Male victim received medical attention from Exeter District Ambulance and later at Kaweah Delta Medical Center for nonlife threatening injuries. Both male juvenile suspects were later booked in the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility for multiple charges including attempted homicide, possession of a stolen vehicle, and felony evading. The firearm used in the shooting was recovered and the incident is believed to be gang related. Anyone with information relevant to this case is urged to contact the Exeter Police Department.

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Det. Kevin Phelps
Supervisor: Sgt. Brett Inglehart

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