Release Date/Time: 2/15/2017 5:09 AM
Incident: Arrest - 246.3 PC, 186.22 PC, Weapons violations
Report #: 17-020664
Date: Tuesday, 2/14/2017
Time: 11:29 PM
Location: 500 Block of Terrace St
At 2329 shop spotter activated with three shots in the 500 block of Terrace St. Several units began responding to the area. Three minutes later while the units were responding a second shot spotter activation was received at the same location. The second volley was nine shots. When the first officer arrived he spotted a vehicle leaving the area reported by shot spotter. He followed the vehicle which pulled into a dead end apartment complex parking lot and stopped. Officers confronted the driver as he was exiting his vehicle. The driver, Elijah Gonzalez (20), was uncooperative when ordered to the ground at gunpoint. Gonzalez reached several times towards his pockets and waist while officers were giving him commands. A Taser was used on Gonzalez but it was ineffective. Gonzalez was ultimately taken into custody. A search of the car revealed a loaded semi-auto pistol under the driver seat. There were numerous bullet casings recovered from the area however there were no persons, buildings or vehicles struck. Gonzalez was booked in MCJ for several weapons charges, 246.3 PC and 186.22 PC. This crime is being investigated as gang related.
Apart from the shot spotter activations there were three calls to 911 reporting the shots. The calls were received after officers were already in the area and in contact with Gonzalez.
Release Authorized by: Dana Cornelison
Telephone: (831) 758-7250