A multiday manhunt involving three different Bay Area law enforcement agencies culminated last week in the arrest of a suspect wanted for the shooting of a Mountain View tire business employee during a carjacking.
Richmond resident Marcos Mendoza Alcalde, 29, is charged with carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime in connection with the Feb. 2 shooting at America’s Tire at 32 W. El Camino Real, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release.
Alcalde was also arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant. His alleged accomplice, transient Eduardo DeJesus Flores, 21, is charged with carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime.
The 17-year-old victim in the case has been released from the hospital and is recovering, said Katie Nelson, police spokeswoman, last week. No one else was injured.
“This was a fairly big deal, so I’m sure we have more investigation to go, but almost our entire detective unit was involved with investigating this over the last week,” Nelson said. “They’ve been – I’m not even joking – working 24/7.”
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2, Alcalde approached the victim at America’s Tire, said he wanted a vehicle and then shot the victim in the leg before driving off with Flores in a stolen Subaru sedan, according to the release. Officers who arrived on scene applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg to help with the injury, and he was transported to the hospital.
A law enforcement alert about the shooting helped the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office identify the Subaru – and driver Flores inside – Feb. 3 in Richmond, the release stated. A pursuit ensued, but Flores crashed the car, and deputies apprehended and arrested him.
Subsequent investigation by the Mountain View and Richmond police departments led to Alcalde, the release stated. Officers observed him leave his apartment Feb. 11 in a ride-share vehicle, and they pulled over the vehicle and detained