Shooting suspect arrested in Fresno

Jose Macias eluded police on an 80 cc motorcycle in July

A man suspected in a gang-related shooting who has eluded police since April has been arrested in Fresno, Calif., and is awaiting extradition back to Jackson County.

Officers from the Fresno Police Department arrested Jose Macias, 21, at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Mike Budreau said. Medford police had not yet received the report outlining specifics about the arrest, he said.

Police responded March 27 to a report of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Crater Lake Avenue. When police arrived, they found no one at the scene, but did find evidence that at least one shot had been fired from a gun. A subsequent investigation revealed the incident was gang-related and involved the Norteños and Sureños gangs. Police at that time identified Macias as a suspect.

In August, Macias was indicted by a grand jury on charges of attempted murder, attempted first-degree assault, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and reckless endangerment.

Macias also had a warrant out for a parole violation on an unrelated second-degree robbery conviction.

Macias eluded police in July while driving an 80 cc motorcycle down Avenue C in White City. The bike model is not street legal, and police chased after him to a trailer park in the 2600 block of Falcon Avenue, where police said he escaped in a car driven by someone else.


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