Sheriff's investigators have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with the Monday killing of Lodi High School graduate Diego Chavira.
Gabriel Olivarez, 28, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and a gang enhancement.
Detectives are looking for Ruben Carrillo, also 28, of Stockton, Deputy Dave Konecny said Tuesday in a news release.
He said investigators have not released a motive in the shooting, or given further details on the connection between the suspects and victims.
Chavira, 19, and another man were both shot minutes before 2 a.m. during an altercation near Gettysburg Place and Calhoun Way in Stockton.
Chavira, who played baseball and soccer at Lodi High, was pronounced dead at a Stockton hospital.
A second victim was shot and hospitalized, and he remained in critical condition Tuesday, Konecny said.
Olivarez, who has nearly a dozen criminal convictions in San Joaquin County Superior Court, was sentenced in January 2006 to more than two years in state prison for felony arson and domestic violence convictions. Such a domestic violence conviction bars the defendant from possessing firearms.
Most of Olivarez's other convictions involved drug and resisting arrest charges, court records show. In 2003 he admitted to carrying a loaded firearm, a misdemeanor.
Police seek tipsAnyone with information on the case may call homicide detectives at (209) 468-4400.
He is now being held without bail in the county jail, and is scheduled to appear in Stockton court today.
The other man being sought has several felony convictions in San Joaquin County: vehicle theft in 2001, drug possession in 2002 and another drug possession charge in 2003.
Friends and coaches were dismayed to learn of Chavira's death, recalling him as a young man who was always smiling. He loved baseball and played in the all-star game in June 2007, shortly after he graduated from Lodi High.