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Police: Road rage on freeway near Pleasanton likely backdrop for shooting in Tracy

Victim in critical condition; Lodi pair arrested
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Tracy police arrested two young men from Lodi following a shooting that left one man fighting for his life after an apparent road-rage exchange on Interstate 580 near Pleasanton escalated into gunfire some 30 miles down the road Friday afternoon.

The investigation began just before 2:45 p.m. Friday, with the Tracy Police Department receiving multiple 911 calls about shots being fired on the 700 block of West Clover Road. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition over the weekend, police said.

The department's general investigations unit would later learn that the impetus for the shooting likely originated from a road-rage dispute involving occupants of a silver Jeep Wrangler and a white Nissan cargo van on eastbound I-580 near Pleasanton, which continued all the way into the Tracy area via I-205, police said.

Police said that although the suspect vehicle fled the scene, Tracy officers were able to locate it on I-205 nearby and arrest the two occupants. Lodi residents Eduardo Tarvin, 23, and Jacob Nevarez, 21, were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and shooting into a vehicle.

"We are asking for the public's assistance in viewing any dashcam footage, cellphone video or other eyewitness accounts that may have captured any part of the incident leading up to the shooting," police said about their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Brian Azevedo at or 209-831-6534 or Tracy Crime Stoppers at 209-831-4847 or text TIPTPD to 274637.


About the Author: Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017.
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