A man allegedly involved in a 2014 Merced shooting was in custody Tuesday after hiding out in New Mexico, according to police.
Law enforcement officers in New Mexico recently arrested 42-year-old Andrew Ybarra of Modesto on an attempted murder warrant from an April 18, 2014, shooting that injured a 30-year-old Merced man, according to police.
He was recently turned over to Merced police, officers said in a news release.
The victim was hurt around 10 p.m. when a man with suspected gang ties opened fire into a home in the 3200 block of Juneau Court in Merced, according to the Merced Police Department. Police said the victim, whose name was withheld for safety reasons, was shot once in the arm. He was treated and released from a regional hospital.
The violence followed an apparent fight at a house party, according to authorities.
The victim's injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Officers arrested two men in 2014 in connection with the shooting. Michael Janes and another man, both 23 at the time of the shooting, were booked at the Merced County Jail a short time after the violence, according to a police news release.
Janes was convicted in 2016 for his role in the drive-by shooting, according to Sun-Star archives. The other man was never charged and authorities do not believe he played any role in the shooting, according to police and prosecutors.
Police attempted to arrest Ybarra in 2014, officers said, but he had apparently fled. Years later police discovered he was hiding in New Mexico. He's held in lieu of $510,000 bail, according to jail records.