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June 25, 2013 > Newark resident arrested for Los Cerritos Community Park shooting

Newark resident arrested for Los Cerritos Community Park shooting

Submitted By Fremont PD

On Thursday, May 30th, Fremont Police responded to a shooting incident at the Los Cerritos Community Park at approximately 7:45 p.m. Several witnesses who were attending a nearby softball game reported numerous shots being fired from a white vehicle which was last seen headed towards Nicolette Ave. Approximately 30 minutes later, a gun shot victim, with non-life threatening injuries, showed up to one of our local hospitals. The 20 year old victim, Fremont resident, was released from the hospital a short time later.

The Fremont Police Department's Street Crimes Unit and the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force headed up the investigation, leading them to Rigoberto Cornejo, a 20 year old adult male, Newark Resident. Cornejo was identified as the shooter in the incident. On Friday afternoon, officers arrested Cornejo in Redwood City. Cornejo was also wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in the area of Beloveria Ct./Maple St. on April 17, 2013.

Rigoberto Cornejo was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement, possession of a firearm near a school campus (Brookvale Elementary), discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, and gang member in possession of a firearm for the Los Cerritos Park shooting. He was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement and discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle with a gang enhancement for the shooting on April 17, 2013. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

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