Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at California Council Member’s Home


Authorities said Sunday that a suspected gunman was arrested after a shooting at the home of a city council member in Gilroy, California, that left one person dead and three others injured.

Benjamin Calderon, 19, was identified as the gunman by police in Gilroy, California, south of the San Francisco Bay Area. According to prison records, he was detained on suspicion of homicide and was being held without bail.


The incident was one of numerous mass killings that occurred over the weekend across the United States. At Halloween parties in Texas and Illinois, opened fire killed a merged 3 people and wounded more than 20.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday at the house of Gilroy City Council Member Rebeca Armendariz after a quarrel broke out during a huge outdoor party.

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According to authorities, one individual died at the spot and two others were transferred to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

None of the victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 19, were recognized. Calderon was apprehended by tactical officers at a residence in Gilroy on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

According to The Chronicle, which analyzed radio dispatches from the Gilroy Fire Department, two of the victims were shot in the neck and one in the belly.

According to authorities, the incident is being investigated by the Gilroy Police Department’s Investigations Bureau and Crime Scene Investigations.

Armendariz, who’d been appointed to the council last year, did not reply to a request for clarification when reached out to on Sunday.

She stated she was collaborating with the Gilroy Police Department in a statement released on Saturday.

“I’d want to convey my gratitude to all of the community members who have contacted out to express their concerns and for their patience.” I’m grateful that my family and I, who reside on Las Animas, were not affected by the tragedy, and I pray for those whose loved ones have been affected. Meanwhile, according to KSBW Action News, Armendariz said in a statement that “we are offering our full cooperation to the Gilroy Police Department in this inquiry.”

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