- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

MADERA, Calif. (AP) - Police in the Central Valley have arrested a third suspect in a shooting at a police cruiser that had a passenger interested in police work on a ride-along.

Madera police announced Friday night that they had arrested James Cruz, a suspected gang member, in Fresno. According to jail records, the 42-year-old Cruz was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and a parole violation.

The shooting happened Oct. 23 after Madera police officer Julian Garcia attempted to stop a sports utility vehicle for a broken light.

Police say the driver, 26-year-old Serena Arroyo, sped away and then more than a dozen shots were fired at the police car. The woman on the ride-along was hurt by flying glass. The officer was not injured.

Police have previously arrested Arroyo and a third person they say was in the SUV, 33-year-old Thomas Garcia.


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