San Diego

A man who called police early Wednesday after he was shot at by two unidentified gunmen was arrested after a search of his house turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

San Diego police spokesman Dave Cohen said Rafael Jimenez, 38, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana, possessing cocaine for sale and maintaining a house for the sale of the drug.

After Jimenez reported being shot at, Cohen said, police began a routine search of the neighborhood near his house in the 5200 block of Rex Avenue. Jimenez told police he was sitting in his car when he was approached by the men, who were armed with a shotgun and a semiautomatic rifle.

The gunmen sprayed bullets into Jimenez's car, and stray bullets struck nearby houses, Cohen said.

While searching for evidence to the shooting, police found 100 grams of cocaine, about $1,500 in cash, drug scales and packaging equipment in Jimenez's house, Cohen said.

Also arrested was Tracy Buchanan, 22, who was booked on suspicion of possessing cocaine and being under the influence of the drug. An unidentified 17-year-old male was also taken into custody on suspicion of an unspecified felony, Cohen said.

All three are being held without bail at the County Jail downtown.

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