Santa Clara County

1 Hurt, 1 Arrested in Domestic Violence Incident Near Gilroy: Sheriff

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Deputies responded to a home near Gilroy early Tuesday on a report of a domestic violence incident involving a suspect who tried to strike a woman with a vehicle, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, and a man was arrested in the incident in the 400 block of Day Road, near Santa Teresa Boulevard, sheriff's officials said.

The suspect, later identified as Damian Delatorre, 30, slammed a gray SUV into a wooden fence, and the victim was subsequently struck by debris from that fence, sheriff's officials said.

Delatorre then fled the scene towards an open field. With the help of the Gilroy Police Department, deputies found Delatorre in an apartment complex in Gilroy and took him into custody, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies from the Gilroy and San Jose areas responded to the incident just after 4 a.m.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information should contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at 408-808-4500 or an anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431.

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