3rd Suspect Arrested For Shooting At Carson Deputy

By: Kimberly Chandler Email
By: Kimberly Chandler Email

Authorities say a third suspected gang member has been arrested for shooting at a Carson City sheriff's deputy.

Gustavo Mejia, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with suspicion of felony attempted murder of a police officer.

Sheriff Kenny Furlong said Mejia was the owner of a car from which a shot was fired at about 11 p.m. Saturday night at Deputy Gary Underhill as he sat in his patrol car.

Neither the deputy nor the car were hit, Furlong said.

Furlong said the deputy was running radar when a vehicle with four people approached, and someone pointed a gun out of the car window and fired.

Paul Perez, 22, the suspected shooter, and Abel Rivera, 34, also were arrested over the weekend, Furlong said.


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