YUBA COUNTY, Calif. – The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old following an attempted murder during a robbery.
It happened on Dec. 19 around 3:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said they received a 911 call regarding two male suspects attempting to rob a man and shot him before running off toward a nearby apartment complex. The sheriff’s office said the shooting in the 2300 block of N. Beale Rd in Linda.
Deputies arrived at the scene and located a shooting victim on the sidewalk, with life-threatening injuries. The victim, a 23-year-old Olivehurst man, was transported to Adventist Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Deputies say he remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Multiple witnesses at the scene described the incident to the sheriff’s office as an altercation appearing to be a robbery attempt of the victim, who was operating a food-vending cart in front of an apartment complex.
Two male suspects were reported to have struggled with the victim prior to the victim being shot, and then running away from the scene. The suspects were described as black males in their teens to early 20s.
Detectives with the sheriff’s office were able to identify and arrest two suspects on Sunday. The suspects in custody are 18-year-old Trew Smith, of Olivehurst, and a 16-year-old juvenile.
They face charges for the attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, and robbery. Smith was booked into the Yuba County Jail with a bail of $1 million; and the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.