Temple City basketball standout Eric Olivas in custody for drive-by shooting, other shootings, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson …

Temple City High School basketball standout Eric Anthony Olivas, who was named Rio Hondo League MVP this past season, is in custody for a drive-by shooting and has implicated himself in other area shootings, according to a Temple Station Sheriff’s spokesperson.

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Olivas, 18 of Rosemead, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly committing a drive-by shooting in Temple City last month.

In a statement released Thursday, sheriff’s officials said Olivas implicated himself in other shootings in the San Gabriel Valley. No one was injured in the shootings, authorities said.

The May 27 drive-by shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Golden West Avenue in Temple City. Detectives later identified a suspect.

On Tuesday, investigators served a search warrant at a Rosemead residence and arrested Eric Anthony Olivas on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

The handgun believed to have been used in the shooting, bullets, spent bullet casings and other evidence linking the suspect to the shooting were recovered, according to the statement.

No details were released about the other shootings.

Online booking records show Olivas had a Thursday court appearance in Alhambra Superior Court.

He is being held at the Inmate Reception Center in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Olivas was one top players in the area this past winter. He led Temple City to the Rio Hondo League championship and averaged 21.2 points per game. After the season, he was named the Star-News All-Area team and played in the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic on April 26.

Shortly after the all-star game, Olivas began attending Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center, a continuation school in the Temple City Unified School District.

Olivas’ coach Eric Chin was stunned when told the news of his star player’s arrest on Friday.

“I’m really surprised this happened, to be honest,” Chin said. “He didn’t seem like a bad kid. He’s a really good kid. Very coachable. He might have hung out with the wrong people, but I’m surprised.”

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  • Anonymous

    Hanging out with the wrong kids. Aha he WAS the wrong kid. Saw it coming.

    • Sick of this crap

      At least someone admits this idiot was a Loser!

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    Wow,

    This in unfortunate. Mtown dealt with this situation in the years past. Well, I hope it turns out that he was not the shooter. So much talent, so young…just crazy.

    • Sick of this crap

      Too bad, HE is the shooter.

  • Anonymous

    what a complete moron this kid is. what kind of an idiot claims an Asian gang being a Hispanic? also, what a coward he is (like most Asian gangs) to shoot at someone’s home. All Asian gangs are lame especially wachinks. I hope the boys from county jail teach this suburban wannabe a lesson.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      well you just put his name on the list geesh. You really shouldn’t be talking like this in the papers….You know social media is the national story right now.

  • Arab

    isnt the only house he has shot up. neither is it the only crime he has ever comitted

    • Sick of this crap

      You mean like Selling Drugs? Or Theft? Or Assault? Or Threats? Pulling out guns then hiding behind a BB gun? Or making friends by forcing kids to be afraid of his gun? Oh wait, it could be by him getting other guys hooked on drugs so they can always need him? Yah some true friend he was, ruined his own so called friends lives just so he can make a profit. Oh but wait! They were just pretend friends he forced to like him so I guess that makes it all ok.
      what a LOSER!

      • Aunt

        People love to give their opinions, especially when they really don’t know a person. You hate stupidity, proofread what you submit. Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect. Unless you have proof of these allegations, bite your tongue. Ever heard of defamation of character? You sound angry and hurt. Deal with it before you do something you’ll regret for the rest of your life.

  • Sick of this crap

    Very coachable? Really? Stop lying! Did you forget how many times you had to pull Eric off the court to help control his temper? Keep him from fighting? That must be selective memory? That usually happens when you bring a loser back to school just to win at basketball then after you win your championship you conveniently kick him back out to continuation school. Now about your so called stupidity, come on. Hung out with the wrong crowd? Ha Ha He was the wrong crowd! If you can’t admit you cared more about a win then the safety of students then at least stay quiet and don’t post lies. Stupidity discuss me! Well at least we know this Drug dealing loser is behind bars now. I hope SHE enjoys her new Big Boyfriends! Oops did I say SHE? Yah guess I did. I hope Erica enjoys her new life!

    • Anonymous

      Do you even know him? Why don’t you go off anonymous and say that? You’re all talk, shut your fuckin mouth.

  • Aunt

    People love to give their opinions, especially when they really don’t know a person. You hate stupidity, proofread what you submit. Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect. Unless you have proof of these allegations, bite your tongue. Ever heard of defamation of character? You sound angry and hurt. Deal with it before you do something you’ll regret for the rest of your life.

  • WOW

    wow

  • Anonymous

    Eric is not a bad kid. And I will stand by my words. Yes, he did make bad choices and hung out with the wrong crowd but if you really had a chance to get to know him he went through a lot in his life, and was a kind and caring individual. Don’t judge until you really know someone.

    • Anon

      Knew him personally, and I know this is very true. Hope to see him again one day.

  • AJ

    My brother Eric. Really miss this guy! Everyone makes mistakes in life we live and we learn. Love this kid! He’s like a brother i never had! People out on here judging him by one mistake! Really? He has a great personality and a really caring guy once you really get to know what he is all about. Hope to see you soon my boy! Stay up! Love ya!

  • Friend

    I knew Eric very well, yes he made bad decisions but he was 1 of the most loving & caring people out there once you get to know him,
    He’s definitely always on my mind & I regret not writing him, hope to one day see him again.

  • R

    One of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Don’t judge someone unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Most of you would never be able to do that so don’t judge. Miss you Eric.