PLACER COUNTY, Calif — A Nevada man is facing an attempted murder charge after a shooting in Placer County, deputies said.
27-year-old Samuel Navarro of Incline Village, Nevada is facing charges that include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
On Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported shooting in the Kings Beach area near Bear Street and Rainbow Avenue around 3:37 a.m.
Deputies said a witness recalled being woken up by at least five gunshots from outside their home and seeing a vehicle speed away from the area.
As the investigation continued, deputies said five shell casings were found at the scene. According to the sheriff's office, they found a victim who said an argument between him and Navarro led to a confrontation where Navarro fired a gun over his head.
Deputies were able to identify the suspect as Navarro after getting some help from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.
A Placer County deputy found Navarro driving in the Kings Beach area after midnight on Monday.
Navarro allegedly pulled his vehicle off the roadway and ran away. Authorities found Navarro after a manhunt that they described as "brief but intense."
According to the sheriff's office, Navarro's vehicle had a handgun inside it that matched the one in the shooting and 17 grams of methamphetamine.