A fourth suspect in last month's in Half Moon Bay was arrested on Thursday night in San Francisco on charges of attempted murder with a criminal street gang enhancement, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced today.
The suspect, 19-year-old Mason Paul Wessel, is a Half Moon Bay resident. Wessel was arrested after being seen exiting a car in the 2000 block of Hyde Street in San Francisco. His father, David Paul Wessel, 54, is known to have an apartment in the area. The arrest took place at 6:50 p.m.
David Paul Wessel was arrested and charged with obstruction of a police officer after he tried to prevent the arrest of his son. Sheriff's deputies had to restrain David, who was later released after citation.
The August 14 shooting took place on First Avenue and Grove Street in the Arleta Park neighborhood of Half Moon Bay. One man was shot in the chest and another was shot in the foot. Both survived.
Earlier on Thursday, in Half Moon Bay on charges of attemped murder with a criminal street gang enhancement after the San Mateo County Sheriff's SWAT team, Half Moon Bay Patrol Bureau deputies and the Investigations Bureau of the Sheriff's Office conducted search warrants of three separate city residences. Allied law enforcement agencies also assisted with the searches and arrests.
The arrests came less than two days after the city of Half Moon Bay and the Sheriff's Office held a standing-room only about gangs and for concerned residents. Residents have also begun to take matters into their own hands by organizing groups.
Authorities believe that the shooting was an incident linked to tension between rival . Members of both groups are known to live in Half Moon Bay.
The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the incident. No further information is available at this time, the agency said today.
Half Moon Bay Patch is continuing to follow this story and will provide updates when more information becomes available.