Attempted Murder, Drive by Shooting, Gang Enhancements and Weapons Charges

Release Date/Time: 4/29/2013 2:21 PM

Incident: Attempted Murder, Drive by Shooting, Gang Enhancements, Weapons Charges

Report #: 13-041473, 13-041474

Date: Sunday, 4/28/2013

Time: 11:23 PM

Location: 1351 N. Main St. El Dorado Motel

Officers responded to an attempted homicide call in the area of the El Dorado Motel. The investigation revealed the victim was standing near the El Dorado Motel in the 1300 block of N. Main St. when an occupant of a charcoal grey Mitsubishi Gallant, parked nearby, pointed a handgun at the female victim. At least one round was fired in the victim's direction. The female victim was not struck but was narrowly missed. Officers were continuing to work the initial call when other officers located a Gallant type vehicle matching in description.

Officers attempted to effect a traffic stop but the vehicle failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued which ultimately ended at the dead end of Oak St. Both occupants in the vehicle fled on foot, they were apprehended a short distance away. The suspects were identified as Francisco Jimenez (26)  and Roger Pajimola (26).

Jimenez was later positively identified as being involved in the El Dorado Motel shooting earlier in the evening. A search of the vehicle subsequent to the arrests located a loaded firearm. Pajimola and Jimenez who are known gang members were later transported to the county jail were they were booked on the listed charges.


Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera

Telephone: (831) 758-7348