Tulare Law Enforcement Searching for Suspect after Massacre Shooting
Photo: Courtesy of Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
Originally Published By: Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
“Just before 4 a.m. on 1/16/23, TCSO Deputies were called to a home in the 6800 Block of Harvest Road in Goshen for multiple shots fired. The reporting party believed an active shooter was in the area because of the amount of shots being heard.
Deputies arrived seven minutes later.
When they arrived, Deputies immediately noticed two victims dead in the street. Deputies then found a third shooting victim in the doorway of the home. As Deputies searched the area, they found multiple victims at the scene. At this point, there are six total victims. There are victims inside and outside the home. One victim was still alive when Deputies arrived on scene and was taken to the hospital after Deputies performed CPR on him, as well as other victims. Unfortunately, they were all pronounced dead, including the victim who was taken to the hospital.
Detectives believe there are at least two suspects and this is not a random act of violence. It appears this family was targeted and there are gang associations involved, as well as potential drug investigations. A week ago, TCSO Detectives conducted a narcotics search warrant at the victims’ home.
The victims include a 17-year-old mother and her six-month-old baby.
Right now, the TCSO Crime Lab, Forensics Unit, Homicide Detectives and Gang Detectives are on scene investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218. Below is a video update from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux named the six victims in Monday’s home massacre in Goshen Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at Headquarters.
- Rosa Parraz, 72
- Alissa Parraz, 16
- Nycholas Parraz, 10 months
- Marcos Parraz, 19,
- Eladio Parraz, 52
- Jennifer Analla, 49
Sheriff Boudreaux also announced a $10,000 reward in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for information leading to the capture of individuals involved in the Goshen murders.
At 3:38 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2023, TCSO Deputies responded to reports of an active shooter at a home near the 6800 block of Harvest Road in Goshen due to the number of shots being heard.
Deputies arrived seven minutes later and found five people dead, including 16-year-old mother, Alissa Parraz, who was running for her life with her 10-month-old son, Nycholas. They were both shot in the head.
“I know for a fact there was no reason for them to kill her, but they did,” Sheriff Boudreaux said. “I know for a fact this 10-month-old baby was relying on the comfort of his mother. There was no reason for them to shoot that baby, but they did.”
Alissa’s grandmother, 72-year-old Rosa Parraz, was shot while she slept inside the house. The two others found dead at the scene were 52-year-old Eladio Parraz and 49-year-old Jennifer Analla.
One victim, 19-year-old Marcos Parraz, was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
During the initial investigation, it was believed that Alissa was 17-years-old and Baby Nycholas was 6-months old. We have now confirmed that Alissa was 16-years-old and Nycholas was 10-months-old.
Detectives believe there are at least two suspects and the attack was not a random act of violence. It appears this family was targeted and there are gang associations involved, as well as drug investigations. Not all the victims were known gang members or drug dealers.
Prior to the Jan. 16 attack, TCSO Patrol conducted a parole compliance check at the home on Jan. 3 because this is a known home to our department where gang activity has occurred in the past. Shell casings were found outside the home at that time and Deputies asked to go inside the home but the people at the house became uncooperative and refused.
Deputies obtained a warrant to go inside the home and found marijuana, methamphetamine, guns and body armor. Eladio Parraz, who was already a convicted felon, was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition, firearm, short barrel rifle, assault weapon, loaded weapon and firearm while in possession of a controlled substance. He bailed out four days later and was one of the victims in yesterday’s shootings.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives have been working non-stop since the massacre occurred. TCSO Forensic personnel will spend numerous hours on this case from yesterday through this week, including Crime Lab, Digital Forensics, Coroner and Property & Evidence. Hundreds of items of evidence have been collected and more is expected.
Autopsies will be completed this week.
“What these cowards did is disgusting and I want to see them face their judgement,” Sheriff Boudreaux said. “This was a cartel-like execution. We are not eliminating the idea that the cartel was involved. But we are looking at all avenues. We are looking at every fact. We will not give up until we find these monsters. “”
Below is an updated press release from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department: