Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Suspect in Monday Lucerne shooting arrested

NICE – A Lakeport man has been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting on Monday that sent a Willits man to the hospital.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Scott Beaty, 35, of Lakeport Tuesday afternoon after a foot chase through a neighborhood in Nice, according to Capt. James Bauman of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Still being sought is a second subject, James John McClean, 23, of Lakeport, who Bauman said is believed to have been with Beaty when he fled the scene of the Monday shooting.

Beaty is alleged to have shot Glenn Jenkins, 35, of Willits during an early morning confrontation at a home on Country Club Drive at the corner of Third Avenue in Lucerne, Bauman said.

Deputies responded to the home at about 2:30 a.m. Monday on the report of a shooting, and found Jenkins lying on a living room couch with several gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. Jenkins was alive and conscious but unable to tell deputies what had happened.

After responding to the scene to treat Jenkins’ injuries, rescue personnel from the Northshore Fire Protection District transported him to a landing zone established at the Lucerne Harbor Park where he was ultimately flown out of county by a REACH helicopter for further treatment, as Lake County News has reported.

Jenkins’ condition is believed to be serious but stable, Bauman said.

Bauman said that Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives were called out to assist with the shooting investigation. According to witness statements gathered at the scene, Jenkins had reportedly been shot by Beaty who had apparently been in a prior dating relationship with the woman living at the Third Avenue home.

Beaty had reportedly called the woman earlier in the evening threatening to come to the house with a gun and several hours later, he showed up, Bauman said.

According to Bauman's report, Beaty allegedly let himself into the home and when Jenkins confronted him in the living room, Beaty shot him four to five times with a small caliber handgun before fleeing the scene.

At around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday detectives were investigating leads on Beaty’s whereabouts and while talking to some residents on Liberty Street in Nice, Beaty was spotted running through the backyard of a residence, Bauman said.

Detectives pursued Beaty on foot, Bauman said, and after chasing him over several fences and through several yards, they were able to take him into custody without further incident.

Beaty was booked at the Lake County Jail on felony charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, felony battery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm in public. Bauman said Beaty is being held without bail pending an appearance in the Superior Court.

Detectives are still looking for the weapon Beaty is alleged to have used to shoot Jenkins. Bauman said Beaty was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

Detectives also want to locate and question McClean, who is described as a white male adult, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 195 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about the shooting or McClean’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at 707-262-4200.

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