On Friday, two suspected gang members were arrested in connection with the January murders of six people, including a baby, in Goshen, California. Noah David Beard, 25, was taken into custody without incident, while Angel “Nanu” Uriarte, 35, was wounded in a shootout with law enforcement and is in stable condition.
The shocking events of the morning of January 16th left the small town of Goshen in disbelief and mourning. Deputies were called to the scene of a home on reports of multiple shots fired, with police discovering two victims dead in the street, and a third in the doorway of the house. Further searches of the property revealed the rest of the victims both inside and outside of the house.
Despite an ongoing investigation, the motive for the murders remains unclear. However, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has noted that both the victims and the suspects have a history of gang affiliation and violence. This news has only added to the already heavy heart of the community, as they come to terms with the loss of innocent lives.
The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office has charged both suspects with six counts of murder, among other crimes, and they face the possibility of either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
In the wake of this tragedy, the community of Goshen has come together in support and condolence. The families of the victims, as well as the larger community, are grateful for the diligent work of the Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement in bringing those responsible to justice.
The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office brought forward charges of six counts of homicide and other offenses against both accused individuals. If found guilty, they may face a possible punishment of being put to death or being confined in prison for life without the possibility of parole, according to prosecutors.