SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (BCN) — The site manager for a marijuana operation has died after being wounded in gunfire last Sunday in San Leandro, police said Friday. Oakland resident Victor Mendez, 25, was pronounced dead Thursday just after 9 p.m.
The shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Adams Avenue, according to police. Officers were called at 4:20 a.m. Sunday about a burglary at a marijuana operation and later learned the suspects exchanged gunfire with the people tending the operation.
A security guard was hit once and Mendez was hit multiple times, police said. Mendez was in critical condition following the shooting, according to police. A suspect also was hit at least once by gunfire and was in critical condition, police said.
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Officers also chased the suspects in two vehicles. One suspect was apprehended after getting out of a U-Haul van, which officers recovered. Two other suspects escaped arrest when they ran from a silver Jeep that officers were chasing, according to police. Officers recovered the Jeep.
Police did not say whether the two at-large suspects were eventually arrested or whether the marijuana operation was legal.
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