Man arrested after shooting at Lake Camanche campground

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The victim told deputies he got into an argument with a man over a traffic accident when the man pulled out a gun and fired at him.

CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. — A man was arrested for attempted murder after a shooting at a crowded campground at Lake Camanche.

According to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday as a deputy was patrolling and heard a gunshot near the Moccasin campgrounds at the south shore.

Upon arrival, the victim told the deputy he got into an argument with 28-year-old Ismael Viveros over a vehicle accident.

The victim told the deputy Viveros said he was going to “kill him” and fired a round toward him and other campers.

Amador County deputies and the California Highway Patrol were called to assist, and Viveros was found near the front gate trying to leave.

He was arrested and taken to the Calaveras County jail where he was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, felony criminal threats and participation in a street gang. He is ineligible for bail.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.