That's what our liberal society wants now. Before I retired it was frowned upon for arresting somebody. You were supposed to just write them a citation. If you did take somebody to jail the magistrate would have the person just sign their name saying they would appear in court and release them. They would walk out of jail faster than you could.
"Jails are full"
Hence why shoplifting is not longer an arrestible offense in CA
Now I'm thinking he spilled the beans on the "shooter" and his dealer.Maybe he will be in the news again soon, shot and killed in a drive by.