Two Adults, Multiple Juveniles Arrested in Connection to Alleged Collision and Shooting in Hollister
Law enforcement authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation into a series of incidents involving a shooting and a truck-pedestrian collision that occurred in Hollister earlier this month. The Hollister Police Department and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office are working collaboratively to gather information and determine the circumstances surrounding these events.
According to a press release by the Hollister Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Nash Road in response to a report of a truck colliding with a pedestrian on the evening of Thursday, June 1. Responding authorities were also informed that someone had allegedly discharged a firearm in the vicinity.
A patrol officer who happened to be in the area responded to the scene. A witness at the scene directed the officer’s attention to a vehicle leaving the area, which appeared to be connected to the incident. With the assistance of other responding officers, the officer conducted a traffic stop and detained all six occupants of the vehicle.
The officer also discovered that one of the occupants in the vehicle had sustained injuries as a result of the truck-pedestrian collision. Additional evidence suggesting a shooting had taken place was also found close to the river, where several individuals had reportedly been seen fleeing toward the riverbed just after the collision.
San Benito County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene to provide support, and successfully recovered several spent rounds in the area of the shooting. Authorities are actively investigating the shooting incident, as well as the reported collision involving a black Ford F-150 pickup truck that was last seen leaving the area at high speed.
Guzman and Lopez were transported to the San Benito County jail and booked on charges related to the recovered ghost gun, as well as multiple counts of child endangerment, and multiple counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors.
One of the juveniles was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, while the remaining juveniles were taken to the San Benito County Juvenile Hall on various charges, including possession of an unregistered ghost gun, public intoxication, and probation violation.
The investigation is still in progress, and authorities are appealing to the public for any additional details that may aid in the resolution of the case. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact the Hollister Police Department at 636-4331 or the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office at 636-4080.