Photo: Christopher Larios
HOLLISTER – After more than 4 years, an arrest has been made in the 2014 homicide of Raul De La Rosa. On December 23 2014, Hollister Police Department officers, along with personnel from the Hollister Fire Department, responded to a medical aid call in the 2000 block of Scenic Circle. Upon their arrival, they discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, however the man, later identified as 28-year-old Raul De La Rosa succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased.
On Sunday April 21st 2019, 32-year-old Christopher Larios entered the lobby of the Hollister Police Department and “stated that he desired to make a statement” about the shooting.
After an interview with Larios, police determined that he was indeed responsible for the shooting and he was placed under arrest and booked into the San Benito County Jail. Larios now faces charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon in relation to the incident.
His bail has been set at $1,050,000, and he is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday May 23rd at 9am.