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Carl's Jr. shooting suspects arrested
Three suspects were arrested Thursday in connection with the Dec. 2 Carls Jr. shooting in Ceres. The suspects were arrested during a string of search warrant executions on gang members.

More arrests may come, said Ceres Police Detective Chris Perry.

A total of five search warrants were executed at various homes in Ceres and Modesto by Ceres police, Sheriff's Department investigators, and the Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force. SWAT team members were used because of the high-risk nature of the visits.

The warrants also attempted to find evidence and suspects involved in the fatal shooting of Andres Garcia, 18, in the area of Nadine and Eugene in south Modesto just outside of Ceres. He was found slumped over the wheel of a Lincoln Town Car at the northbound Highway onramp just north of Hatch Road. The Sheriff's Department has yet to make an arrest in the homicide.

Detective Perry obtained the warrants in an effort to locate evidence and suspects relating to the attempted homicide investigation at the Hatch Road fast-food restaurant.

Adan Ibarra-Negrete 18, was arrested in the 300 block of Sixth Street in Modesto, and arrested for the attempted homicide at Carl's Jr. His bail was set at a $1 million.

At the warrant search in the 1200 block of Riverette, Luis Rodriguez, 18, was arrested on the same charge.

Detectives learned that a 17-year-old male wanted for his role in the shooting was in custody at Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall. His name was not released because of a state law that protects the identities of minors.

A fourth suspect, Alberto Renteria 19, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hand grenade discovered in the 1700 block of Woodworth Drive in Ceres. The grenade was destroyed safely by the Sheriff's bomb squad.

Warrants concentrated on a specific street gang which Perry would not identify and were also served in the 1600 block of Morello and the 1000 block of Steele Court, south Modesto.

The shooting victim - who has the word Sureno tattooed on his stomach - is still in critical condition at a local hospital. He was shot in the leg and the abdomen, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

The shooting outside Carl's Jr. occurred at approximately 9:57 p.m. on Dec. 2. When officers arrived they found an 18-year-old Modesto man inside the restaurant and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. Perry said an argument broke out between the victim and suspects inside the restaurant and that it spilled outside where the shooting took place.

Evidence related to gang activity was located at the locations, and is being reviewed by gang investigators.