A 22-year-old Albany man who had been experiencing homelessness has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder for allegedly wounding two other men by firing arrows at them at a camp near the Bay Trail in Albany early Saturday morning, police said.
A third person had been with the two men but was not hit.
Addie Preciado was arrested at the El Cerrito BART station at about noon Tuesday after investigators identified him as the suspect in the attack at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the marsh area along the Bay Trail south of Central Avenue in Albany, according to East Bay Regional Park District police spokeswoman Lt. Gretchen Rose.
Investigators initially thought the attack occurred in Richmond on the Contra Costa County side of the border in that area but later determined that by a matter of only a few feet it actually occurred in Albany on the Alameda County side, Rose said.
Authorities said Preciado is an acquaintance of the victims in the case and the attack was targeted.
Both victims are still recovering from their wounds at a hospital.
One victim was hit in his abdomen and the other was struck in both his abdomen and leg, police said.
It's expected that Preciado will soon be booked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on two counts of attempted murder, according to police.
The case will be presented to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to decide about filing charges against Preciado, Rose said.