An 18-year-old man police say was involved in a shooting near a Los Banos elementary school has been arrested by Oregon authorities, police said on Tuesday.
Nathan Lawrence Abraham of Los Banos was arrested Monday by Grants Pass Police Department in Oregon, according to Los Banos Cmdr. Jason Hedden.
Abraham was wanted by police for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old boy near R.M. Miano Elementary on Jan. 29, according to police. Los Banos officers developed information on Jan. 31 that pointed to Abraham, and, after serving a search warrant at his Gilroy home, found that Abraham was in Oregon, police said.
Abraham spent time in both Los Banos and Gilroy, according to police.
Grants Pass police arrested Abraham after an unrelated hit-and-run there, and discovered he was wanted in Los Banos, according to police.
The shooting took place near the Los Banos school and the 17-year-old victim, who was hit in the upper leg, ran to the front of the campus, according to Hedden. He is expected to recover.
An after-school program on the campus was temporarily placed on lockdown as a precaution, police said, and children were not in danger. The victim was taken to a Modesto-area hospital, police said.
“The key to solving this case comes from witness cooperation and is supported by video surveillance from a nearby home,” Los Banos police said in a news release. “As always we encourage our residents to get involved and help bring justice to all crime victims.”
Abraham is being held in Josephine County Jail in Oregon on suspicion of being a fugitive from another state, hit-and-run, carrying a concealed firearm, providing false information to an officer and other charges, according to jail records.