Teams from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Police Department served four search warrants in White City resulting the arrest of 4 Surenos gang members.
The search warrants were the result of a two week investigation into a drive by shooting that occurred on May 7th around 7:00 pm on Hale Way, in White City. A home near the shooting was hit by several shotgun rounds fired from a vehicle with four male occupants. The suspect vehicle was a blue Pontiac Sunfire. As it left the area, it crashed into a yard and nearly hit the resident standing outside. The vehicle was disabled by the crash.
The suspects fled and left behind a shotgun.
Three of the four individuals were arrested on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 after a gang-related fight broke out in White City.
Osbaldo David Espinoza, 21, Cristobal Lynn Barajas, 21, and a 17 year old juvenile male, all from White City were taken into custody. The juvenile was armed with a loaded handgun. Investigators also believe he was the gunman in the May 7th drive-by shooting.
The fourth suspect, Christian Omar Espinoza, 19, of White City was arrested in his home in the 3200 block of Antelope Road during the service of one of the search warrants Wednesday. Investigators believe Christian Espinoza was the driver in the May 7th drive-by.