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Two gang members were arrested early Friday, one after a shooting, in the January massacre of six people, including a baby, at a central California home associated with a rival gang, the Tulare County sheriff said.
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Noah David Beard, 25, was taken into custody and Angel “Nanu” Uriarte, 35, was injured in the shootout with federal agents and was undergoing surgery but was in stable condition and expected to survive.
“I am happy that I was able to put these two men behind bars,” the sheriff said.
The suspects and family members of the victims have long histories of gang violence, but the motive for the shooting “is not entirely clear,” Boudreaux said at a news conference at the sheriff’s headquarters in Visalia.
Both suspects had previous run-ins with the law. Uriarte was convicted in 2015 of assault with a firearm in association with a street gang, and Beard had juvenile convictions, prosecutors said in the court filing.
Charged and Arrested
The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office charged both suspects with six counts of murder and other crimes. They face a potential sentence of the death penalty or life in prison without parole, prosecutors said.
The six victims, including a teenage mother and her baby, were shot Jan. 16 in rural Goshen, a community of 3,000 in the San Joaquin Valley.
Authorities said both suspects had been under 24-hour surveillance since Jan. 23 in a massive investigation that culminated in Friday’s arrests and involved sheriff’s detectives, prosecutors, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other law enforcement agencies.
Search warrants were served at locations in Goshen and Visalia, and about eight cells of inmates associated with the Nuestra Familia prison gang at five state prisons were searched, Boudreaux said.
He said sheriff’s authorities waited until they had DNA evidence to make the arrests and bolster the case. No further details of the tests were provided.
The victims were identified as: Rosa Parraz, 72 years old; Eladio Parraz, Jr., 52; Jennifer Analla, 49; Marcos Parraz, 19; Alissa Parraz, 16; and Nycholas Parraz, 10 months.
Surveillance video released by authorities Friday showed a teenager running outside and placing a baby on the other side of a fence, then jumping over it herself. Authorities said Beard shot and killed the teen and baby, who were found dead on the street, shot in the back of the head.
Among the adult victims was a woman who was found kneeling and shot in the head, authorities said.
The sheriff said Alissa Parraz had just been awarded full custody of her son after she spent months in foster care. The two met on January 13, three days before they were killed.
The shooting was reported by a woman who called 911 during the violence. She is heard on a recording released by authorities frantically telling a dispatcher that her boyfriend was shot and the shooters were still there.
“They’re coming back,” she said. “Please hurry up please!”
The Goshen murders were part of a violent and deadly month in California.
On January 21, a shooting at the Monterey Park ballroom killed 11 people and injured nine. The gunman then committed suicide. On January 23, shootings at two Half Moon Bay farms killed seven and wounded one before the suspect was arrested.