STOCKTON (CBS13) — Detectives have arrested the suspect wanted for shooting a Black Stockton man repeatedly while also allegedly calling him the n-word.
The incident happened on Oct. 13 along the 7600 block of Pacific Avenue.READ MORE: Sacramento Sets Storm Record With Its Highest All-Time Rainfall Total Since 1880
Surveillance cameras captured the shooting on video, showing the attacker firing relentlessly towards the victim – who was backing away with his hands up.
Family said the 45-year-old victim ended up being shot twice in the face and also suffered several other gunshot wounds on his body, including his throat. The bullets narrowly missed major arteries.READ MORE: 'Never Been So Excited': Nonprofit Gets Unexpected Help As Storm Threatens Shelter
Stockton police have said they were investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime after the suspect was reportedly heard saying the n-word over and over again and he was shooting the victim.
On Wednesday, detectives arrested 31-year-old Michael Hayes in connection to the shooting.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Atmospheric River: I-880 Shutdown, Flooded Roadways, Damaged Homes, Massive Rockslides In Storm's Wake
Hayes has been booked in San Joaquin County Jail and is facing charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and other weapons charges.