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Police arrest attempted murder suspect

Larry Quiroz was wanted in connection with an April 2014 shooting

On Saturday, March 21, while Hollister Police officers were conducting a welfare check at 1570 Valley View Apartments, Larry Quiroz — who was wanted in a shooting from April of last year — was captured. 

On April 20, 2014, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of Washington Street, where one victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Hollister Police Investigators were able to identify Quiroz, 22, as one of three suspects they believe to be responsible for the incident. An arrest warrant has been issued for Quiroz by the San Benito County District Attorney’s Office. 

During the check at the Valley View Apartments, police and San Benito County Sheriff officers spotted Quiroz looking through one of the windows of an apartment before he allegedly retreated into the apartment and attempted to escape out the back window, where he was met by deputies. Quiroz was contained in the apartment. Other people living in the apartment and surrounding apartments were removed and officers searched and located Quiroz hiding. 

When found, police say Quiroz resisted arrest and, during a brief struggle. The suspect was bitten by the Sheriff’s Office K9 before taken into custody and later medically cleared at the hospital. Located on scene were a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia, controlled substances, and stolen property, according to police. Quiroz was booked at the San Benito County Jail. 

Quiroz was also the suspect that fled from officers in the Gilroy Area on March 10 that led to a brief shutdown of Highway 101. In a press release, The Hollister Police Department said it would "like to thank members of the San Benito Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in apprehending an armed and dangerous fugitive and taking him into custody." 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Sgt. Celano at 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-87-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward. 

BenitoLink Staff