Sacto 9-1-1
September 6, 2012
Police say dispute over Chevy led to Woodland shooting

A 57-year-old man was arrested this afternoon in Woodland, accused of firing shots into an unoccupied parked vehicle and at an inhabited dwelling.

Police responded to the 400 block of Johnston Street at 3:46 p.m. regarding a report that someone in a 1997 GMC truck had fired shots into an unoccupied parked 1968 Chevrolet.

The suspect, who was known to the victim, left the area before police arrived. Officers found five fresh bullet holes in the Chevrolet, which was parked in a private driveway. They also discovered that a sixth round struck the garage door of the residence, according to a Police Department news release.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that the shooting resulted from an ongoing civil dispute over the Chevrolet.

The suspect was identified as Steven Ray James of Woodland. Officers located James at his residence on West Clover Street, where he was taken into custody without incident. Police also recovered the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting.

James was booked into Yolo County Jail on suspicion of felonious discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, felonious discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Bail was set at $100,010.

Police continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 666-2411, or (530) 661-7800. Callers can remain anonymous.

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