Man Arrested After Son Shot During Drug Transaction

FRENCH CAMP (CBS13) — A French Camp man is behind bars and his stepson is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after a drug deal went bad, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Orlando Garcia was at home in French Camp with his wife, his grandmother and his four children when two unknown suspects made a pre-arranged visit to the home to buy prescription marijuana from Garcia, say San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies. While inside, the suspects allegedly pulled out guns and robbed Garcia of the marijuana.

The suspects ran outside and got into their truck, and as they drove off, they exchanged gunfire with Garcia.

A bullet hole marks the path of gunfire that surrounded the house on Mariposa Road in San Joaquin County.

“They were backing up and as they did I heard a pop,” said Linda Chambers, the boy’s great-grandmother, “and I heard my granddaughter screaming call 911.”

She says the bullet ricocheted off a tree and went through the window into her great-grandson’s room and hit him in the stomach.

“It was devastating,” she said. “I was so scared.”

Detectives say Garcia, ran out front and fired back minutes after a meeting to sell the pair medical marijuana.

Chambers disputed that. “I can swear to that, he does not sell it to nobody,” she said.

But investigators say Garcia admitted the drug deal, then described the gun-toting robbery that followed, and the shootout that could have claimed the life of his stepson.

“He’ll be in the hospital for two weeks,” Chambers said. “The bullet is still inside him.”

Garcia was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on four charges of child endangerment, the negligent discharge of a firearm and several other drug-related charges.

One of the suspects who robbed Garcia is described as a Hispanic male, about 28 years old, 5-feet-8 inches tall, 180 pounds and wearing a white t-shirt, gray shorts and green shoes. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 28, with long black hair pulled back into a ponytail. He had a thin beard and was wearing a white t-shirt, khaki shorts and green shoes.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light blue pickup truck with black rims and a toolbox in the bed.

  • Mace

    This awful to hear…I hope the 16 yr old survives this horrific situation. SMDHA@the step dad and the mother. Little kids in the house, and selling drugs. This poor kid was hit the abdomen, will probably need a colostomy bag.

  • Yoli

    Why would you hope the kid dies? Seriously there is something wrong with you.

  • Squash

    Just goes to prove whether the drugs are legal medical marijuana or not, drugs only brings violence. And how smart is this guy.. Lets invite unknown people to my house to buy some weed. It would not surprise me if this idiot put an add on craigslist.. Looks like a typical gang banging thug to me from the picture above who has not grown up like all the other deadbeats. You only brought this on yourself and your family you moron. Get a real JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eboyee

      It’s not the drugs that bring the violence, it’s the value of the drugs and voilent people. If you could only get $50 a pound for the stuff, people wouldnt be taking a risk to steal it. $3000 a pound, people will take a risk. Your not going in to rob a grow operation at gun point because you want to smoke a joint, your going in saying ” we can sell all this stuff for $50k “. Don’t seam like much to a rashional person, but there are bank robberies every day that net less than $3k and these people know that going in.

  • 4ArizonaLaw

    This is just the beginning….

    Now that all of the illegal immigrant gang banging thugs will be coming here for a free Brown education, you will see this type of violent drug dealing activity occurring on a more frequent basis in California.

    The illegal immigrant motto will be: “get a Cal Grant to buy drugs and weapons.”

    They don’t need to abide by federal immigration laws, why should they abide by any other U.S. laws?

    • Mace

      Whiye man has allowed foreigners in US for years, just because these people are mexican/latin race does not mean that don’t deserve an education. White man has paid for asians here in US. Why not help the mexican race? Ur comment sounds very racist and biased.

      • 4ArizonaLaw

        To Mace:

        You are the one who is racist and biased since you are the only one mentioning races. You definitely are racist against whites and Asians.

        I referred to Illegal immigrants, I did not mention a race. Oh, and by the way, Mexican is not a race, it is a nationality.

  • rmcsticks

    the father and son are selling drugs , why would I feel bad for either son works with kids not selling them drugs.but your comment tells alot about the both of you ….. you see your just like me ! Lol

  • Carol Freeman Guerra

    this is life in stockton,,we need more revinue for our police,,its a danger zone here enven in the daytime

  • Tough luck

    A drug dealing, family of liars………. sounds like a little Karma………… on welfare no doubt……

    • AK

      nope no welfare. fool thats what happens someone with worse problems jumping to conclusions.

  • Kate

    The victom is NOT his son, just happens to be “step son” and has NOTHING to do with these Adults selling the drugs, These Kids should be REMOVED from this Home.

  • kate

    This kid IS NOT his son. Step son and he has nothing to do with these Adults dealing drugs. These kids should be removed from this home.

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