Skip to comments.CA: Suspect arrested in I-580 shootings
Posted on 03/11/2004 7:28:14 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
By Lisa Fernandez
The California Highway Patrol arrested a 27-year-old Stockton man today and charged him with eight counts of attempted murder in one-day spate of shootings at cars traveling along Interstate 580 last month.
Christopher Charles Gafford was arrested at 6:30 a.m. at his home in Stockton. A black truck matching a description given by witnesses to the shootings was found at his home. Investigators will not say if any weapon was recovered, but that added they are still seeking other possible suspects or accomplices.
Little is known about a motive for the shootings on the freeway between Dublin and San Leandro on Feb. 23. No one was seriously injured during the sniper's attacks, but motorists have been wary about traveling the route while the gunman was at large.
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CHP releases a sketch of I-580 sniper
Does he look anything like the sketches?
The one on the right. I was thinking the same thing.
Light rail enthusiast.
Oh, just another upstanding citizen who was oppressed by the jackbooted statist thugs. </sarcasm>
That means it looks like you have a meth lab in your garage, don't it?
Har har! -Nelson Muntz
I haven't blown my house into bite-size pieces of wood and stucco. That means that the answer is "no."
(Recalling a neighbor saying to me: "Get away from that garden hose, boy! You too klutzy to handle complicated machinery!" :o)
I suppose if you're not qualified to wield a garden hose the alternate "Clandestine dope farm in the basement" theory goes by the wayside as well - you really should think about taking a class and getting the license. Fortunately my neighbor is a State qualified garden hose instructor - I only have to pass a week long watering test every 6 months on his property* and then pony up my $100 and I'm fully qualified to, and I quote from my license, "Transport potentially harmful pressurized liquids from houshold faucets to remote locations via flexible tube" for another half a year.
* Which is concurrent with the Federal licensing tests for 'recieve mail' and 'pay bills' - his wife works for the Post Office and allows me to pay their bills in lieu of paying the license fees - how convenient is that? I did have a question about the pay per view movies on their satellite bill, but it turns out they're Federal Communications Commission content inspectors on the side and have to view foreign adult movies for compliance with US gov't decency standards, so I get the added benefit of doing my patriotic duty to (indirectly) help our government protect us from perverted Europeans!
LOL! Since the BART track goes right down the median of 580 and he could just as easily have hit one of their trains as a car, I don't think so.
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