Police arrested a 21-year-old Pleasanton man yesterday just hours after a lone gunman fired shots into the ceiling at Red Coats British Pub & Restaurant at 336 St. Mary St. shortly after midnight Sunday.
Jason Landes-Caballero has been charged with negligent discharge of a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting and was booked into Santa Rita Jail for assault.
During his arrest, Landes-Caballero was in possession of methamphetamine and also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The shooting occurred in the popular night spot shortly after midnight Sunday. Although the shots were fired into the ceiling of the restaurant, one bullet struck a patron, who did not immediately know he was struck until a friend saw he was bleeding. The victim was transported to Eden Medical Center where he was treated for a non-life-threatening wound.
Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Scott Rohovit reported that patrons of Red Coats saw the suspect pacing and acting strange just before the shooting began. They heard popping sounds and saw the lone suspect with a silver handgun shooting into the ceiling of the main bar area from a stairwell at the rear of the business. The suspect then fled out a back door.
However, information leading to the timely arrest of Landes-Caballero is credited to those who provided valuable leads that led police to Landes-Caballero's home where police said they found evidence of the shooting.
Anyone with more information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.