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Shooting incident leads to man's arrest for alleged assault with knife

March 30, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — A man whose home was allegedly shot at by gang members recently was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting one of that gang's members with a knife last weekend.

Suspected gang member Richard Armenta, 21, of Brawley was arrested by Brawley police officers around 1 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of throwing a knife at another man Saturday in the parking lot of the Circle A Food Store at 300 A St. in Brawley, said Brawley police Sgt. Mark Gillmore.

Suspected members of rival gangs were fighting in the parking lot when the knife was thrown, Gillmore said.

No injuries were reported from the thrown knife, Gillmore said.

The intended victim of the attack, whose name was not available, is thought to be a rival gang member, some members of which fired shots at Armenta's house March 18.

Three men were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Armenta posted bail and was released from county jail Thursday, according to jail records.

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

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