Two arrested following drug deal gone bad
On Wednesday, detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department arrested two adult males for their involvement in a shooting incident that occurred Sunday on the 600 block of Nicklaus Street. The men listed below were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on the following charges:
Alejandro Mora, 19, resident of rural Paso Robles:
• PC 211 Robbery-Felony
• PC182(2)(1) PC Conspiracy-Felony
• PC135 Destruction of evidence- Misdemeanor
Fernando Maduena, 21, resident of Paso Robles:
• PC 245(a)(2) Assault with Deadly Weapon (firearm)-Felony – 3 counts
• PC246.3 Discharging a Firearm in Grossly Negligent Manner-Felony
• HS11351 Possession of Controlled Substance for Sales-Felony
Based on information received from the public, detectives were able to locate the silver Toyota Tacoma truck seen leaving the scene of the shooting and identify the persons involved in the incident. Detectives have determined this incident occurred as a result of a narcotics transaction that went bad and was not gang related.
The investigation into this crime is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime are encouraged to contact the police with information. Those wishing to remain anonymous who have information about this crime, or other crimes, are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 24- hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).