MODESTO, CA - Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly firing shots at two Modesto police officers, said Sgt. Rick Applegate.
Applegate said the officers were responding to a burglar alarm at Orville Wright Elementary School in the 1600 block of Monterey Avenue when shots rang out from a nearby backyard.
The officers said they heard the bullets striking the building and ground near them. They were not hit, but called for backup. Agencies throughout Stanislaus County responded.
After searching the area, officers found Danny Soto, 28, and Alvin Thomas, 20, in the backyard of a home located in the 1000 block of Empire Avenue.
The two were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon at a police officer, Applegate said. During the search, Henry Martinez was also taken into custody for suspected parole violation.
Applegate said the shooting is still under investigation.