SAN ANDREAS – An elderly woman and a deputy were injured during a hostage situation that left the suspect dead Thursday night in Calaveras County.
At about 10:39pm dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an argument between a man and a woman at the Sierra Inn Motel. The caller reported the man had pointed a gun at the woman’s head. Deputies with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate, but the suspect had left the area before they arrived.
Deputies began searching the area for the suspect, treating the case as a domestic violence incident. As a deputy interviewed the victim at an apartment complex, the suspect ambushed the deputy and victim opening fire and wounding the deputy. The deputy was able to get the victim to safety.
Additional deputies, CHP officers and Angels Camp Police responded to the scene and began searching the apartment complex. The suspect emerged from an apartment holding an elderly woman hostage with a gun. Authorities believe the hostage was unrelated to the initial incident.
Authorities tried to reason with the man and get him to release the hostage, but their efforts did not work. As the suspect posed a threat to the hostage, authorities opened fire. Both the suspect and hostage were wounded during the shooting. The suspect died at the scene, the hostage was transported by air ambulance to a regional trauma center for care.
The ambushed deputy was airlifted as well. Both he and the hostage were expected to survive.
The incident is under investigation by multiple agencies. No further details were released Friday afternoon.
Gateway Court Shooting Investigated
STOCKTON – Police investigated a shooting that wounded one person Monday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 10:15pm near the 100 block of Gateway Court just south of March Lane. One injured person was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Their condition was unknown at time of publication.
Gateway Court was closed off with crime scene tape. Officers at the scene searched the roadway for signs of evidence.
There was no motive or suspect information Monday night.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Update: Stockton Shooting Suspect Arrested
STOCKTON – Police arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 27 year old man.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm Sunday night at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Arriving officers found the victim who died at the scene despite life saving efforts. Detectives responded to take over the investigation.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot and said there was a rooftop party happening at the location.
Monday afternoon, police announced the arrest of 27 year old Jesse Corral. He was apprehended by the Stockton Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit, AB109 Task Force and Federal Probation Officers from Modesto.
A flyer for an event at building highlighted three DJ’s with the event lasting from 4:30pm until 10:00pm. Bella Vista released a statement Monday regarding the incident.
“We are saddened by the tragic incident that occurred last night at an event hosted by Cali Fresh Promotions at Bella Vista Rooftop & Events. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and his family.”
“The entire team at BellaVista Rooftop is cooperating with the Stockton Police Department. We have hosted thousands of people safely at the rooftop of the Hotel Stockton. It is a beautiful setting that should be enjoyed by all in the community. It is a shame one person would try to spoil this venue for an entire community. Our pledge is not to let this happen.”
“However, in light of last night’s incident, Motown Thursday, Latin Night Friday, and Sunday Rooftop Day Party will be suspended temporarily.”
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Police Investigate Rooftop Party Shooting
STOCKTON – Police responded to a report of a person shot at a rooftop party Sunday night.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot. Early indications suggest officers were providing care to one victim. Their condition at time of publication was unavailable.
The area was closed off with crime scene tape. The intersection was flooded with police cars, fire engines and ambulance personnel.
No suspect information or motive was available Sunday night.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.
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