Hollister Police detectives on Tuesday arrested a second suspect in the July 6 shooting the the Chevron station at 631 San Felipe Road (Chevron Station).
An investigation has led officers to identify the alleged shooter of the “Boozefighters” as Wino’s Crew member, Lamar Guy Jones Copeland, 27, of Sacramento. A warrant for his arrest was issued several days ago and police have been working with the Sacramento Police Department in an attempt to locate him. After many hours of investigation and surveillance, the Sacramento Police Criminal Intelligence Unit located Copeland in Sacramento today.
During the Hollister Motorcycle Rally, three individuals were shot in a confrontation at the Chevron station. The three men were transported to Bay Area hospitals and are recuperating from their injuries. All the injured parties are members of the “Boozefighters” Motorcycle club from the state of Nevada.
Michael Richard Kich, 42, of Reno, Nev., also a Boozefighter, was arrested by police on July 6 for assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly discharging a firearm during the confrontation. He later bailed out of the San Benito County Jail.
The initial investigation and witness statements revealed the confrontation was with rival motorcycle club, “Wino’s Crew”. There are no local chapters of Wino’s Crew in the Hollister area.
Tuesday morning, Hollister detectives drove to the Sacramento area to take custody of Copeland. He was transported back to Hollister and booked at the San Benito County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held with no bail.
In a press release, the Hollister Police Department said it would like to thank the Sacramento Police Criminal Intelligence Unit for its assistance in locating Copeland and their dedication to public safety.
If anyone has information related to this investigation, they are asked to contact Gang Officer Matt Weiss at the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330, ext. 132. People wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.