A man who police were unable to capture after two separate crimes in Corcoran was finally arrested after he was found knocking on doors in a neighborhood early Sunday morning, said the Corcoran Police Department.
Angel Garcia was arrested after trying to elude police once more by jumping over a wall in the 900 block of 6 1/2 Avenue after reports came in around 4:30 a.m. that a suspicious man was knocking on doors in the neighborhood.
Garcia was also wanted on suspicion of two prior crimes that happened earlier in the year. Police say he stole a car from Hanford on April 20. During a police pursuit he swerved and hit another vehicle. He ran from the car, leaving a loaded sawed-off shotgun on the floorboard, police said.
On May 5, police say Garcia was a suspect in a gang-related shooting in the 1300 block of North Avenue. Neighbors reported seeing a vehicle being chased and shot at by another vehicle, and two victims involved identified Garcia as the shooter. No one was injured, police said.
Garcia was booked into the Corcoran Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, vehicle theft, failure to yield, felon in possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.
He is a felon on parole.