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Three Arrested In Denison Drive-By Shooting


DENISON, TX -- Police have made three arrests following a drive-by shooting that injured a teenager last weekend. They say one of them fired shots from a moving car and the gun was reported stolen from the Dallas area.

Police say they have found the man who fired shots from a car outside El 69 Club, hitting a teenager in the thigh, and they have also arrested two other men they say were in the car.

"Two of them were at the same location we arrested last night. One of them was arrested a couple of days ago," says police Lt. Mike Eppler.

Cesar Sanchez-Ojeda, 22, and suspected driver Gustavo Sanchez-Ojeda, 18, were arrested Thursday night at a Sherman mobile home park and passenger Jose Luis Jarquin-Lopez, 21, on Tuesday, police said. All face charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"The little girl was there at the nightclub outside, and the vehicle drove by, and that's where the shots were fired," says Eppler.

The 13-year-old girl was with relatives, and was standing outside the bar in the 3500 block of Highway 91 North waiting for a ride from another relative Saturday night around midnight, police said.

She was loaded into an ambulance, then after some waiting, a medical helicopter landed in the middle of the road nearby.

Both Sherman and Denison officers executed a search and arrest warrant at the home off  Texoma Parkway and it was while looking through the place they found the gun they believe was used in the shooting, police said.

"They go by sometimes just to check around, but not that much," says neighbor Jorge Castillo.

Another neighbor at Crossroads Mobile Home and RV Park says he saw officers at one of the trailers on Thursday night.

"We've been trying to clean up this place around here and so far it's been working. It just really kind of surprised me, everything was really quiet back there," says park manager Charlotte Kennedy.

"Between these two, they were basically trafficking and they got rid of them and that was  about two years ago," says neighbor Shawn O'Brien.

According to Eppler, the three suspects have immigration holds for suspicion of being undocumented immigrants, and the men were not going to or coming from the bar at the time of the shooting.

If convicted of aggravated assault, they could face up to life in prison and a $10,000 dollar fine. Bond was set at $30,000 for Cesar Sanchez-Ojeda and Gustavo Sanchez-Ojeda and $20,000 for Jarquin-Lopez, with additional smaller bonds for other charges.