Authorities said two gang members were arrested on Friday, one after a shootout, in the January murders of six people, including a baby, at a Goshen, California, home.
Noah David Beard, 25, was apprehended and taken into custody without incident, according to Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. Angel “Nanu” Uriarte, 35, was shot in the torso after firing at law enforcement officers. He underwent surgery, is in stable condition, and is expected to live.
“I’m happy we were able to put these two men behind bars,” Boudreaux said at a press conference on Friday.
Deputies were called to the Goshen home early on Jan. 16 after receiving a call reporting multiple shots fired. “They actually believed there was an active shooter in the area because of the number of rounds being fired,” Boudreaux explained earlier at a press conference.
When police arrived, they discovered two victims dead in the street, a third in the doorway, and the rest inside and outside the house.
The names of the victims were released by the sheriff’s office: 52-year-old Eladio Parraz, 19-year-old Marcos Parraz, 49-year-old Jennifer Analla, 72-year-old Rosa Parraz, 16-year-old Alissa Parraz, and her 10-month-old baby, Nycholas. (The baby was originally reported by authorities to be 6 months old.)
The motive for the murders is still unknown, but both the victims and the suspects have a history of gang affiliation and violence, according to Boudreaux.
Both suspects were charged with six counts of murder and other crimes by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said they face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.