Tehama Co. Sheriff's Office responds to reports of man shooting from a vehicle

Tehama County Sheriff's Office

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Monday after responding to reports of a man shooting a gun from a vehicle in Rancho Tehama Reserve.

According to officials, deputies, along with a CHP helicopter and CHP patrol units, responded to the reserve after receiving multiple reports of a vehicle driving around and a subject shooting from the vehicle.

Deputies who responded to the reports conducted a "high-risk traffic stop" on the suspected silver Honda Accord. Inside the vehicle, deputies found Pablo Garcia, 32 and Johnathan Nava-Garcia, 22, both of Rancho Tehama.

Investigators found that the pair had tossed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun out of the window once deputies got behind them. Deputies found the gun, near the traffic stop, loaded with five live rounds.

Officials say that both suspects admitted to owning the gun and shooting approximately 150 rounds “safely” into a hillside in the Rancho Tehama area.

Deputies were unable to locate any witnesses that saw Nava-Garcia shooting from the vehicle.

Johnathan was arrested for possession of a loaded and concealable firearm in vehicle and Pablo was arrested for driving under the influence.

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