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.
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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.