Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting at Gilroy Councilmember’s Home
Three other people were injured, authorities said Sunday. The victims were 17 to 19 years, Gilroy police said in a Facebook post. Two of them were believed to have life-threatening wounds, but there was no update on their conditions Sunday afternoon.
Benjamin David Calderon, 19, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for homicide after being taken into custody by a SWAT team on Saturday afternoon. It was not immediately clear if Calderon had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Police were called after violence broke out during a large outdoor party at Armendariz’s home.
City Councilmember Says She’s Cooperating With Police
Armendariz told The San Francisco Chronicle in a statement on Saturday that she was unable to share details because of the active police investigation. She said in the statement that she and her family are cooperating with police.
“I am thankful that my family and I … were not hurt in this tragedy, and I pray for those whose loved ones have been touched by what has occurred,” she said.
The victims’ names were not immediately made public, nor has a motive been disclosed.