The alleged shooter in connection with a Benicia kidnapping and shooting case last month was arrested when he tried to flee a Reno, Nev. residence Sunday afternoon, Benicia police said today.Larry Short, 22, was arrested by Reno police after Benicia police received information he was in the Reno area, Benicia police Lt. Mike Daley said.Short is the third parolee arrested in connection with the May 4 incident.Oakland police arrested the second of the parolees, Marques Agee, 31, of Vallejo, on May 19.On May 17, state parole agents arrested Benjamin Taft, 33, of Vallejo, in an Antioch hotel.The victim in the incident, a 34-year-old Benicia man, was shot in the shoulder in his home in the 100 block of El Bonito Way around 2:30 p.m.About an hour and a half before the shooting happened, the Benicia man had visited friends in the 200 block of Woodrow Avenue in Vallejo, Benicia police said.Coincidentally, Taft and Agee had also gone to the Vallejo home that day to confront a Vallejo man about problems Agee was having with a late 1990s Cadillac Agee had bought from him, Daley said.Taft and Agee were told the Vallejo man had bought the Cadillac from the Benicia man, according to police. They then allegedly demanded money from the Benicia man and held him at gunpoint until Short arrived, armed with a handgun, Daley said.Police said Taft and Agee remained at the home with the Benicia man’s truck while Short drove the victim to his El Bonito Way residence.Short allegedly told the victim to turn over his cash, credit cards and other valuables, Daley said.At some point the Benicia man shut a bedroom door and, according to police, Short fired his handgun through the door, hitting the man in the left shoulder. He then fled, police said.The victim’s truck was stolen from the Vallejo home, but Vallejo police later found it in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant near Interstate Highway 80 and Georgia Street, Daley said. Agee and Taft were wanted on a $750,000 arrest warrant for kidnapping and robbery. Agee also was wanted for counterfeiting in Santa Clara County and for parole violations, Daley said. Taft has two outstanding warrants for burglary and false imprisonment in Solano County.
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