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Brother and sister arrested for Lemon Grove strip mall shooting

Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 21:37:29-05

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) - A brother and his sister were behind bars Friday in connection with a shooting that left a 23-year-old man wounded outside a strip mall in Lemon Grove last week.

Jacob Reyes, 24, and his 25-year-old sister, Jaysena, were arrested Wednesday for their alleged roles in the shooting near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and state Route 94, according to sheriff's officials.

The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. Feb. 3 near Subway and Wingstop restaurants off Broadway between Federal Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. The victim was shot twice in the legs, and Deputies said his injuries were not believed to be life- threatening.

A fugitive task force took Jacob Reyes into custody at a Lemon Grove home with help from a SWAT team. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and violating terms of his probation.

Jaysena Reyes turned herself in later the same day and is expected to face a charge of being an accessory to the crime.

The motive of the shooting is unknown at this time, and sheriff's officials didn't disclose what led investigators to identify Jacob Reyes or his sister as suspects in the case.