Parolee sought as suspect in weekend injury shooting

OAKLEY — A male victim was hospitalized after a weekend shooting at an apartment building, and a 26-year-old Stockton parolee was sought as a suspect, authorities said.

In a statement Sunday, a city spokeswoman said police responded at 9:37 pm Saturday to a shooting report in the unit block of Carol Lane west of Main Street.

After a caller told police of hearing a single shot and seeing a person stumble from a third-floor apartment to the building’s second floor, officers arrived to find a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen in the building’s second-floor hallway.

Other law enforcement agencies responded to the incident, finding one apartment at the scene empty and searching a perimeter with a K-9 officer and drones.

According to a preliminary investigation, a female at the apartment had a man visiting when a second man arrived and an argument broke out between them.

Soon after, the first man shot the second, and the female helped the shooter flee the scene before officers’ arrival. Investigators did not recover the gun used in the shooting.

The shooter, a 26-year-old Stockton man, was already on parole with a warrant out for his arrest for a previous parole violation. He is now also sought on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, use of a firearm during a crime’s commission and a possession of a firearm by a parolee, and is considered armed, authorities said.

Anyone with information may call Oakley police at 925-625-8855.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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