**UPDATE** Homicide Investigation : Suspects In Custody
The Santa Cruz Police Department arrested 18 year old Javier Calvo of Vacaville Ca. He is being charged with shooting and killing the victim, 19 year old Isaac Lopez of Vacaville Ca.
Investigators determined, both subjects knew each other and had come to Santa Cruz earlier in the day with other friends. Information collected thus far is the suspect and the victim was with 2 other friends in a parked car. While inside the car a pistol was discharged, striking the victim. One of the occupants in the car called 911 reporting what had occurred.
The Santa Cruz Police are continuing to process evidence and interview witnesses. Currently investigators are following up on how Mr. Calvo came into the possession of the pistol, and who is the owner of the firearm.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has notified the victim’s family, and the Santa Cruz Police is working with them at this time.
The shooting is still under investigation.
Homicide Investigation : Suspects In Custody
On Sunday evening May 13, 2018 at approximately 6:41 pm, Santa Cruz Police Officers were dispatched to a shots heard call in the parking lot located at Second St. and Cliff St. Responding officers received a description of the involved vehicle and quickly located it parked in the parking lot. Officers located the victim in the vehicle, unresponsive, with an apparent gun-shot wound to his torso.
Santa Cruz Police Officers attempted to render medical aid and also coordinated Santa Cruz Fire Department Medics to the scene. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to Dominican Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The scene was turned over to Santa Cruz Police Detectives for further investigation.
Santa Cruz Police Officers located the involved subjects, a loaded handgun, and additional ammunition. The Santa Cruz County Sherriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol assisted in the initial investigation.
The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident please contact Santa Cruz Police Detectives at (831) 420-5800.
Santa Cruz County Sherriff’s Coroner’s Office is notifying next of kin.