New information shows Ontario shooting was related to gangs

ONTARIO – When police found Xavier A. Jimenez just after midnight, he lay in the backyard of a northwest Ontario home, losing blood.

Jimenez, 31, had been shot four times and police within hours arrested a Caldwell man with a history of gang involvement.

At the time of the Oct. 9 shooting, authorities released few details and no identities, saying only that a shooting had taken place, the victim was in the hospital, and there was no danger to the public.

Police and court records show that at the time of the late-night violence, Jimenez was wanted by the police for violating his probation for an earlier drug conviction.

His suspected assailant, Adam A. Gomez, 32, of Caldwell, has been convicted time after time since his teen years, including for his role in a Nyssa-based street gang that . . .