Suspects identified in deadly Highway 70 shooting

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects involved in a deadly shooting on Highway 70 on May 22.

Posted: May 31, 2019 10:10 AM
Updated: May 31, 2019 12:17 PM

YUBA COUNTY, Calif. - The Yuba County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects involved in a deadly shooting on Highway 70 last week. 

The shooting, which left one man dead and another injured, occurred on Highway 70 in Plumas Lake on May 22. 

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Over the last week, investigators tracked the suspected vehicle in over two dozen business security videos 30 miles through Yuba, Sutter and Butte Counties. During that investigation, they were able to acquire leads to the identity of the suspects involved. 

Around 6 p.m. on Thursday, deputies served a search warrant at a home on Amsterdam Avenue in Citrus Heights. They arrested Juan Antonio Barajas, 19, of Citrus Heights, on accessory charges. 

Around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies served a search warrant at a residence on Pinewood Way in Linda. They arrested Avery Sanchez, 20, of Sacramento, and Vivion Wallace, 21, of Yuba City. Authorities identified the two suspects as the shooters in the vehicle and they were arrested on murder charges. 

All three suspects were booked into Yuba County Jail. 

At this time, investigators have not determined whether there was a motive for the shooting. None of the suspects were known to the victims. 

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