Police have arrested one man and are looking for a second they believe shot a Lodi man in the chest last month.
The victim survived the May 25 shooting, which police said at the time was likely due to a drug deal gone bad.
Robert Antonio Barnes-Thomas, 19, is believed to be the actual shooter, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, said Lodi Police Detective Eric Bradley.
His alleged accomplice, Aaron Young, 23, of Lodi, was arrested this weekend and prosecutors have charged him with multiple felonies, including attempted murder.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on that Tuesday night, in an apartment complex parking lot in the 1300 block of West Walnut Street. The victim, 19-year-old Odai Abu-Arqoub, had gone there to allegedly buy Oxycontin pills, Lodi police said.
Then a gunman approached, demanded cash and keys from Abu-Arqoub's friend, and another man began fighting with Abu-Arqoub. The armed man then fired several shots and fled the scene, police said at the time.
Investigators made no further information public Thursday, but asked for help in locating Barnes-Thomas.
Police believe Barnes-Thomas knows he is wanted, and that he is usually in Stockton and East Palo Alto, Bradley said. Lodi police had no previous contact with him, though Young is known to local officers.
Young is being held on $150,000 bail in the San Joaquin County Jail. He is charged with attempted murder, carjacking, robbery, assault and brandishing a firearm, according to jail records. He will next appear in court Thursday.
Anyone with information on Barnes-Thomas' whereabouts may contact Detective Nick Rafiq at 209-333-6747. Anonymous calls may be made to Lodi Crime Stoppers at 209-333-6771.