Sacto 9-1-1
September 4, 2013
Two Yuba City men arrested in fatal drive-by shooting

Two men have been arrested and another is sought in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in the Sutter County community of Live Oak on Saturday night.

The Sutter County Sheriff's Office announced that Edgar Gonzalez, 23, and Manuel Hernandez Rodriguez, 23, both of Yuba City, were taken in custody this morning in the death of 25-year-old Vidal Montiel. They were booked into Sutter County Jail on suspicion of murder, conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang and promoting a criminal street gang.

Deputies responded Saturday night to the 2800 block of Deanne Street where they found Montiel, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to the two arrests, investigators seized a vehicle believed to have been used by the suspects, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Detectives are seeking a third man, Joel Tinoco, 22, of Live Oak, described as a person of interest.

Anyone with information regarding Tinoco's whereabouts or his involvement in the shooting is asked to call the Sutter County Sheriff's Office at (530) 822-7307. Tip information also may be left anonymously on the sheriff's website at www.suttersheriff.org.

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