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Three arrested for attempted murder after shooting in Brawley neighborhood

March 19, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Three men were in custody today on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at a house here Sunday.

The Brawley Police Department received a number of calls around 8 p.m. Sunday reporting shots fired in the neighborhood around the 1300 block of I Street, said Brawley police Lt. Henry Graham.

Witness accounts led police to arrest Phil Camillo, 20, Ruben Solarez Garcia, 19, and Gabriel Martin Tapia, 18, all of Brawley, later that night at a home in the 1200 block of Ivy Street.

Apparently, three men pulled up to a house on I Street, jumped out of a truck and opened fire with three weapons on the house, Graham said.


Bullet casings were found at the scene, although no bullet holes were discovered in the house, leading investigators to think the shots were fired above the residence, Graham said.

The incident may have been a retaliatory act for a broken car window sustained by one of the shooters, Graham said.

No injuries were reported and no weapons thought to have been used in the incident were found, Graham said.

Also arrested at the house on Ivy Street was Herbert Ybarra, 44, on an outstanding warrant unrelated to the shooting.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Camillo, Garcia and Tapia were still in custody in the county jail this morning with bail set at $100,000 each. Ybarra also was still in custody.

Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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