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Roger Aleman Livermore man arrested after allegedly shooting at four members of a rival gang

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An 18-year-old Livermore man has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting at four members of a rival gang in Livermore on Sunday afternoon, police said. Roger Aleman, a maintenance worker, is being held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $60,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton on Wednesday, according to court records.

Livermore police said that at about 3:05 p.m. on Sunday they received reports of a shooting in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street and responding officers got to the area quickly and detained several males. Police said that after they interviewed the males and other witnesses they determined that four Norteno gang members had confronted two or three members of the rival Sureno gang in front of a residence in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street.

Police said one of the Sureno gang members had a handgun and fired two or three shots at the four Norteno members but no one was struck by the gunfire and all of the males who were involved in the incident began to flee. Officers were able to locate the four victims as well as Aleman, police said. The 1600 block of Chestnut Street was temporarily closed to traffic while officers searched the surrounding area for evidence and outstanding suspects, police said.

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