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Published on February 22, 2024
Gilroy Man Charged with Domestic Violence, Resisting Arrest, and Illegal Gun PossessionSource: Google Street View

A Gilroy man faces charges of domestic violence and illegal gun possession after a late-night ruckus attracted police attention. The episode unfolded in a business parking lot on the 1000 block of First Street, Gilroy, where Giovanni Ahumada and several other apparently intoxicated individuals were reportedly throwing beer bottles and relieving themselves amidst parked cars.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the culprits in a vehicle. Ahumada, 26, initially gave a fake name, likely to dodge arrest for his alleged role in a domestic violence incident earlier that evening, Gilroy Police Department reported. A pat-down of Ahumada led to the discovery of a loaded, serial number-free "ghost gun" on his person.

What began as a misdemeanour encounter quickly escalated as Ahumada turned aggressive, in an act of defiance, against the responding officers. It required multiple officers to subdue his resistance. This incident landed Ahumada with additional charges for resisting arrest.

A report by the Gilroy Police Department stated that Ahumada was apprehended and subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. The arrest addresses the possession of the untraceable firearm and the defendant's efforts to hinder law enforcement’s attempts to detain him, adding to the gravity of the domestic violence charge, he was originally sought for.