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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 :: 12:18 p.m. PDT


Request for community’s assistance in Valley Ford shooting

This is the third press release about the shooting that happened Saturday night in Valley Ford.  We are asking the community to help us locate the shooter, Eduardo Giovay Lopez-Cabrera, 21, Petaluma.  He’s also known as “Peque,” “Pequeño,” and “Shorty.”  He is 5’1” and 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes; see the attached photo.  He is armed and dangerous.  Do not approach him.  If you see him, call 911 immediately and provide as much information as you can to the dispatcher.  If you have any information about him or his location, call Sheriff’s Investigations at 707-565-2185 and ask for Sgt. Cutting.  The Take Back Our Community Program is offering a reward up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information leading to his arrest and conviction.  The case details are below.

On June 29 at approximately 9:40 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 12000 block of Valley Ford Road for multiple reports of a fight involving a gun.  Deputies arrived and found approximately 30 people in and around a house.  The crowd directed deputies to two victims. The first victim was a man located in a car with a serious head wound, later identified as a knife wound.  The second victim was a man located in the backyard with a severe leg wound, later identified as a gunshot wound.  Deputies immediately requested two ambulances and a medical helicopter for the victims.  The victim with the head wound was transported by air to a nearby hospital; the victim with the leg wound was transported by ground to a nearby hospital. 

Once the victims were transported, deputies searched the property and confirmed the suspects had left.  They searched the area for the suspects on the ground and by air with Henry 1, but were not able to find them.  At the same time, other deputies began interviewing people to determine what had happened.  They learned the people at the house were attending an after-party that followed a gender reveal party held earlier that day at Finley Park in Santa Rosa.  The two victims showed up to the after-party and a fight broke out shortly after their arrival, resulting in the injuries.  The fight was likely gang-related and was limited to the five people involved (three suspects and two victims).  Other partygoers immediately called 911.

The three suspects were later identified as Anthony Racines, 19, Rohnert Park; Calvin Garcia, 23, Santa Rosa; and Eduardo Giovay Lopez-Cabrera, 21, Santa Rosa.  Violent Crimes detectives have been actively investigating this case since it happened.  Detectives served search warrants on the house and approximately six cars that were at the scene, interviewed witnesses, and located and arrested two of the three suspects. 

Anthony Racines was arrested on July 1 and charged with three felonies: conspiracy, battery with serious injury, and a gang enhancement.  He is in custody at the main jail on $55,000 bail.  Calvin Garcia was also arrested on July 1 and charged with two felonies: attempted murder and battery with serious injury.  He is being held without bail due to a State parole hold.  Both suspects were arrested without incident.

As of this press release, both victims are still alive.  The man with the head wound is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.  The man with the leg wound has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover. 

Again, we ask anyone who sees Lopez-Cabrera to call 911 immediately, and anyone with information about him to call Sgt. Cutting at 707-565-2815.

Prepared by: Misti D. Wood, Community Engagement Liaison
Case No: 190629-022
Media Inquiries: 707-565-3941

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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