Suspect arrested in connection with Caldwell shooting

Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 20:09:18-04

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Caldwell that was originally reported as a drive-by.

Caldwell police say Saturnino Garcia has been arrested on aggravated battery charges in connection with the shooting.

Police say a Caldwell woman invented the story of a drive-by shooting in early March to conceal that she was actually shot in her home. 49-year-old Aurora Quedaza told investigators she was shot in the shoulder while walking her dog by a suspect in a red vehicle.

Caldwell police say the evidence doesn’t bear that out, but instead shows that she was shot in her home. Authorities say she has not cooperated in identifying the person who actually shot her or why.

The department says it intends to seek charges against her for filing a false police report. Officers spent hours looking for the purported drive-by shooter.