An Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting inside a San Leandro bar early Saturday morning, a San Leandro police sergeant said. Police responded to La Oficina Bar at 14501 E. 14th Street at 12:22 a.m. after several reports of shots fired in the bar, Sgt. Mike Sobek said. Once at the scene, officers received additional reports that a security guard was the targeted victim but was not injured. Officers found the suspect, Jesus Monterroso, 23, trying to leave in his vehicle, which was parked around the corner from the bar on 145th Avenue, Sobek said.
Police said Monterroso was “very intoxicated” and a gun was spotted between his legs. Officers grabbed him to keep him from reaching for the weapon, Sobek said.Monterroso resisted arrest and escaped three times but officers were able to catch him due to his level of intoxication, Sobek said. At one point, Monterroso grabbed an officer’s firearm but was unable to take it from the officer, according to Sobek. Police used a Taser and their batons but Monterroso continued to resist, Sobek said.
It took four officers to handcuff the suspect and he was taken to Eden Medical Center for evaluation. One officer sustained a broken hand and was taken to Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for treatment, Sobek said. Monterroso, who allegedly fired five shots including three at the security guard, had a Ramey warrant issued by Oakland police for an armed robbery in May, according to Sobek. Monterroso was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, negligent discharge of a firearm, battery against a police officer, carrying a loaded firearm and concealing a firearm.
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