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Hollister Police Department
Friday June 2nd, 2023 :: 03:27 p.m. PDT


Police Arrest Several on Gun Charges and Other Crimes Following Report of Collision and Shooting

HOLLISTER, CA – June 2, 2023 - On June 1, 2023 Hollister Police Officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs Pedestrian collision and report of a shooting on the 1000 block of Nash Road.  Officers were able to stop one of the suspected vehicles involved and arrested the occupants on Gun and other charges. 
On June 1, 2023 at approximately 8:00 pm, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Nash Road for a report of a truck having run over someone.  Additional information advised there was another person in the area firing a firearm. 
Officer McKinney was patrolling in the area and was able to arrive very quickly.  A witness pointed out a vehicle leaving the area as being involved in the incident.  Officer McKinney, along with other responding officers made an enforcement stop.  Six occupants of the vehicle were detained and a “Ghost Gun” was found in the vehicle.   
Further investigation revealed one of the occupants had injuries that he claimed resulted from being struck by a truck; as well as evidence of a shooting located closer to the river in the County Jurisdiction.  Witnesses also advised several people were seen running down into the riverbed at the time of the shooting.  San Benito County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene to assist.  Several spent rounds were located and recovered by the Sheriff’s Deputies.  The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and possible collision of a truck vs. a pedestrian.  The other vehicle involved in this incident is described as a Black Ford F-150 Pick-up truck.  It was last seen speeding away from the area.
The driver of the vehicle stopped was identified as Victor Guzman (20).  Angel Lopez (18) along with four other juveniles were passengers in the vehicle.  Hollister Police Officers transported Victor Guzman and Angel Lopez to the San Benito County Jail.  They were booked on gun charges as well as multiple counts of child endangerment and multiple counts of contributing in the delinquency of minors.  One of the juveniles was transported to the hospital with injuries and the remaining juveniles were transported to the San Benito County Juvenile Hall on multiple charges including possession of an unregistered “Ghost Gun”, public intoxication and probation violation. 
This is an ongoing collaborative investigation with the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call the Hollister Police Department (636-4331) or the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office (636-4080).  Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.
Approved by: C. Reynoso, Chief of Police

Hollister Police Department
395 Apollo Way
Hollister, CA 95023

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