The following is a press release issued by the Clearlake Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
The Clearlake Police Department is searching for 31 year old Clearlake resident Jose Ceja-Torres for the felony violations of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
On January 1, 2021 at approximately 4:30 pm, officers from the Clearlake Police Department responded to the area of Lakeshore Drive and Woodland Drive for a report of a gunshot victim. On their arrival, they located a male in his early 40s who had been shot. Medical personnel from the Lake County Fire Protection District arrived on scene and began treating the victim. The victim was eventually flown to an out of county medical facility for further treatment and released.
The shooting is believed to have occurred at a residence in the 14900 block of Davis Avenue in the City of Clearlake. The Clearlake Police Department’s Investigations Bureau was contacted and arrived to assist with the investigation. Officers responded to the residence where the incident was reported to have occurred and located possible evidence. Through the investigation, Jose Ceja-Torres’ was identified as the person who shot the victim.
A record check of Jose Ceja-Torres revealed he also has an active $150,000 arrest warrant for being armed with a firearm while in possession of drugs and two $50,000 arrest warrants for possession of marijuana for sale and felony evading a police officer. His whereabouts are currently unknown, and he is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his location is asked to not approach him and contact the Clearlake Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Clearlake Police Department Investigation Bureau at 707-994-8251.