Man Arrested After Second Shooting at La Cantina Occurs this Year

Turlock City News POST (26)

At about 1:26 am Saturday morning, a Turlock Police officer near La Cantina, 142 South First Street, Turlock, heard sounds of gunshots coming from the business. Within a few seconds, a gray Honda SUV drove past him and he noticed the vehicle’s passenger extend his arm out the window while holding a firearm and fire off several shots into the air.

As additional officers arrived in the area, they conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle at Arco AMPM, 210 North Golden State Boulevard. The vehicle’s driver and passenger were ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint and taken into custody without further incident.

The vehicle’s passenger was identified as Gerardo Flores, 22, of Turlock.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and a firearm was located underneath Flores’ seat. The firearm was loaded and stolen.

Flores was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, and carrying a stolen loaded firearm.

The vehicle’s driver was released.

No injuries were reported.

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