Santa Clara County

Suspect in Gilroy Standoff Escapes Through Back Door and Remains At-Large

A SWAT team was called to the scene of a standoff in Gilroy on Sunday as a domestic violence suspect barricaded himself in a home then escaped through a back door. 

Police and SWAT officers were seen in a residential neighborhood on Rancho Hills Drive and Crest Hill Way in Gilroy with their guns at the ready. The standoff started around noon. 

Gilroy police and Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies evacuated some residents nearby and ordered a shelter in place for the surrounding area. 

The suspect, Trinidad Zamaripa, 41, of Gilroy, allegedly escaped shortly after noon through a back door of the home and was still at-large late Sunday, police said.

A search for Zamaripa was unsuccessful, but police said there is no threat to the public.

After officers arrived, they could hear an argument inside the home and told the occupants to come outside. The victim and another person obeyed, but allegedly Zamaripa refused.

As officers tried to secure the area, Zamaripa left through a back door, according to police.

No one was injured, and police recovered a gun.

Zamaripa is wanted on felony domestic violence offenses and on an outstanding domestic violence warrant.

Anyone with information about Zamaripa is urged to call the Gilroy Police Department at 408-846-0350.

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