From Carson City Sheriff’s Office –
On Friday, July 9th during the early morning hours, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and State Division of Investigations were requested to assist U.S. Marshal’s and Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Agents in the apprehension of a murder suspect out of San Jose, California.
The suspect, 27 year old Adrian Laredo, had been located in a congested neighborhood in the area of North Roop Street and East Corbet Street, and was in the company of a child under the age of 5. The child was believed to be Laredo’s son.
Although surveillance teams identified Laredo outside of the home several times during the morning, each time he came out of the house he was accompanied by the toddler.
By 11:30 a.m., the joint agency operations leaders determined to use a SWAT Team to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was taken into custody at 11:55 without incident and transported to the Carson City Jail.
While the area of the arrest was closed to the public for only 15 minutes, the Sheriff’s Office had secured the entire neighborhood throughout the morning until the order was given to take him into custody.
The Sheriff’s Office utilized social media app platforms to inform residents and businesses in the area to remain inside.
Complete details of the San Jose homicide were not immediately available. However, Agents did inform local agencies that the homicide occurred on June 17th in San Jose. Details suggested two individuals were shot during a robbery, and that one of the two had died from his wounds.
Detectives from California had been dispatched to Carson City to perform follow-up investigative steps upon their arrival.
Sheriff Furlong stated that the proximity of the toddlers remained the highest concern in the area all morning. However, he was pleased that law enforcement teams were able to develop an effective plan for the apprehension that minimized risks to innocent by-standers, including children.