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One person arrested after officer involved shooting in Gonzales

District Attorney now heading the investigation

One person in custody following reports of shots fired in Gonzales

GONZALES, Calif. - UPDATE 6/11/2019 12:00 p.m. One person was arrested in Gonzales after an officer involved shooting Monday evening.

The incident happened at around 8 p.m. The District Attorney's Office says a Gonzales police officer deployed a taser at Ramon F. Curiel. They say Curiel then fired a handgun at the officer. The officer fired one round and hit him.

The DA says Curiel tried to leave the scene. He ran into another Gonzales officer who fired at Curiel and hit him.

Curiel got away and hid. Members of the Salinas police SWAT team found him three hours later. He was arrested and taken to Natividad Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The District Attorney's Office says it will not release any more information until they decide whether Curiel will be charged.

In addition to Gonzales police and the SWAT team, Monterey County Sheriff's deputies, the Salinas police Violence Suppression Unit, Soledad police, Greenfield police and the CHP responded to the incident.

 

UPDATED 6/11/2019 12:00 a.m.: Police are confirming one suspect is in custody after multiple agencies responded to reports of shots fired in Gonzales.

Around 8 p.m. Monday Gonzales Police, Salinas Police and the Monterey County Sheriff's Office surrounded a house near Center and 9th Streets where they believed the suspect was barricading himself.

Residents told KION that nearby neighbors were evacuated.

Earlier in the evening police yelled through a speaker in both English and Spanish for someone to surrender.

Police are telling KION that the District Attorney's office is now in charge of this investigation. In the past this has been an indication that an officer involved shooting had occurred. We have not received that confirmation as of this writing.

Check back here for updates.

PREVIOUS STORY: Gonzales Police along with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office and Salinas Police Department are responding to reports of shots fired in Gonzales near Center and 9th streets.

KION's Josh Kristianto is on the scene and is working to get more information confirmed.

Check back here for updates.


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