Four arrested in Meyers drive-by |

Four arrested in Meyers drive-by

Michael Schneider

Three Sacramento-area residents were arrested Saturday night in Meyers when El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies followed the sound of gunfire leading them to suspects in a reported drive-by shooting.

The deputies were in Meyers when they heard gunfire. Within seconds, they saw a vehicle speed by their sheriff’s car and turn eastbound on U.S. Highway 50. Occupants in the vehicle reportedly fired on a Meyers residence.

The deputies pursued the vehicle which yielded after emergency lights were displayed.

Four suspects were taken into custody immediately following the traffic stop. A .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun with ammunition was recovered from the suspect vehicle, according to reports.

Michael Vigil, 23, of Roseville, was arrested for discharging a weapon at an occupies dwelling and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle on a public highway. He remains in the El Dorado County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Francisco Martinez, 18, of Citrus Heights, was arrested for permitting an occupant of a vehicle he was driving to discharge a firearm. Alysia Torres, 18, of Folsom, was arrested for permitting an occupant of her vehicle, in which she was riding, to discharge a firearm. Both bailed from jail.

The fourth occupant of the vehicle was released uncharged pending further investigation.

Vigil will likely be arraigned today or Tuesday.

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