Man arrested in arrow attack on homeless encampment in Richmond

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The suspect and the weapon he allegedly used in the attack at the Richmond homeless encampment in Richmond on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the East Bay Regional District Park Police Department)

A 22-year-old homeless man was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder charges after he allegedly fired arrows at three people in a homeless encampment in Richmond early Saturday, injuring two, police said.

Addae Preciado, who previously resided in Albany, was arrested at about noon Tuesday at an El Cerrito BART Station on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder, according to the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department.

The attack, said to have been targeted, as Preciado knows the victims, occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the marsh area alongside the San Francisco Bay Trail south of Central Avenue, police said.

Two male victims, one struck by an arrow in the abdomen and the other in the abdomen and leg, were hospitalized and underwent surgery resulting from their injuries. They are both in stable condition and remain in recovery at the hospital, police said.

With assistance from allied law enforcement agencies, investigators identified Preciado as the attacker. Preciado was set to be booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on two counts of attempted murder, police said.

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