Grandview police name suspects in recent shootings

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police are searching for two suspects they believe to be involved in two separate shooting incidents.

Adam Leyva, 19, is the suspected shooter in the Wednesday, June 10, shooting on Wilson Highway that wounded a 14-year-old boy.

Victor Flores Garcia, 20, is being sought in connection with a May 27 incident in which police say as many as 25 rounds were fired between two groups in the area of Crescent Avenue and Fifth Street. In that incident, Juan Zepeda was shot in the leg.

Zepeda was recently arraigned in superior court and is being charged with second degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and exhibiting a dangerous weapon. He's also being charged with intimidating a witness, police say.

This past Friday, an auto theft was reported from the 1100 block of Apache Drive. The 1993 Honda Civic was later found near Granger.

Friday, too, the owner of an apartment complex in the 200 block of Ash Street reported the theft of an air conditioning unit.

A victim in the 400 block of Nicka Road reported Friday that after he lost his debit card, it was evidently found by someone who used it illegally.

Also Friday, a theft was reported at the swimming pool after a swimmer left his basket in the changing area. He found his baseball cap in the toilet and told police his MP3 player was stolen, as was his shirt.

Grandview police raced to the 1100 block of West Fourth Street last Thursday evening when a startled homeowner reported a burglary in progress.

When officers arrived they found a white Chevy truck backed into the driveway and a flat screen television set in the back. In the home, they found several television sets in different rooms on the floor.

Officers made contact with an adult male who they ultimately arrested. Charges of residential burglary and malicious mischief are pending.

Also Thursday, an argument near the railroad trestle led to shots being fired into the air. Police say there were two groups of individuals arguing back and forth. Two individuals were on bicycles and the other two were near a vehicle.

Police say a 20-year-old Sunnyside resident fired shots into the air, then fled in the vehicle; the boys on the bicycles fled also.

Officers made contact with all parties and ultimately arrested a 17-year-old boy on a bicycle on the charge of possession of a stolen firearm.

The 20-year-old that fled in the vehicle was arrested on a weapons offense charge.


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