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Suspect Arrested in Nov. 14 Petaluma Shooting

Santa Rosa resident Scott D. Freedheim, 25, allegedly shot a Rohnert Park man during a drug deal in Petaluma last month.

Petaluma Police say they know who shot a Rohnert Park 20-year-old in the back last month in a Petaluma parking lot, and they say the shooting happened during a drug deal.

Around 5 p.m. on Nov. 14, a Rohnert Park man was shot at the Orchard Plaza Shopping Center, 5300 Old Redwood Highway.

After interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from the area, police say they found two of the people who were in the car with the shooting victim: Joseph Gregori, arrested on charges of violating his parole and being under the influence of illegal drugs, and Jerramy Bowler, who had a warrant out for his arrest and was allegedly in possession of illegal drugs.

Police later learned a man arrested a day after the shooting because of an outstanding warrant was in fact the shooter on Nov. 14, according to a press release.

Scott D. Freedheim, a 25-year-old Santa Rosa resident, is still in custody and has since been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, as well as robbery, drug and other weapons charges.

The shooting victim, whom police identified as Tre M. Davis, remains hospitalized, according to the press release.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Petaluma Police Detective Joel Stemmer at 707-778-4375.

The full Petaluma PD press release follows:

DATE: December 2, 2013 

Report Number: 13-5626 

Occurred Date and Time: November 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM 

Incident: UPDATE to Attempted Murder, assault with a deadly weapon, possession and sales of narcotics, 

Location: 5300 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma 

Suspect(s): Scott D. Freedheim, 25 year old, Santa Rosa resident 


Summary: Update to shooting that occurred on November 14, 2013, at the Orchard Plaza Shopping Center. On that day, a 20 year old male suffered a gunshot wound to his back. Detectives, the Gang Team and officers from allied agencies had responded to the scene. Detectives interviewed several witnesses at the scene and obtained video surveillance from local businesses. The gunshot victim was identified as Tre M. Davis, from Rohnert Park. Detectives learned the shooting was over a narcotics transaction. Detectives also started searching for two vehicles involved in the incident. Officers conducted surveillance of a residence in the 500 block of Cabrillo Court in Petaluma, and ultimately arrested four people leaving the residence. Joseph Gregori was arrested was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and was on active parole, Justin Bremmer was found to have an active warrant, Jerramy Bowler had warrants and possession of narcotics and Jake Elliott was arrested for being under the influence of a narcotic and violating his probation. Suspects Bowler and Gregori were determined to be passengers in the vehicle Davis was in. On November 15, Santa Rosa PD arrested suspect Freedheim in the 2600 block of Victoria Drive for outstanding warrants. Freedheim was determined to be in another vehicle and shot Davis. Freedheim has since been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, robbery, possession of a controlled substance while armed and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Freedheim has been in custody since his arrest by SRPD. Davis has remain hospitalized. Anyone with further information about this crime can contact Detective Joel Stemmer at 778-4375. 

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ed a December 02, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Great job Petaluma PD and SRPD....we dont need this in our town

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