APD Makes Arrest in ARCO Shooting

Two employees shot last Saturday

Alameda Police Department (APD) announced that its officers arrested Valente Blanco-Garcia, 20, shortly after a double shooting last Saturday at the ARCO gas station, 1260 Park St. On Monday, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office charged Blanco-Garcia with two counts of attempted murder.

In a press release APD’s public information officer Lt. Hoshmand Durani stated that APD officers responded to the call and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds at the station. “(The shooting victims) were hospitalized and are expected to survive their injuries,” Durani stated. 

Durani also stated that six minutes into the call, APD dispatch received a second call that a suspicious man was in the Redwood Square parking lot in the 1300 block of Park Avenue. The officers responded to that call and found Blanco-Garcia there. After a brief investigation they arrested him. He is being held in Santa Rita Jail without bail and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, April 19.