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Suspect arrested Friday in fatal Woodland shooting

The Woodland Police Department arrested a suspect Friday in connection with the July 1 killing of Geovanny Gomez.

After identifying the suspect as 33-year-old Alejandro Loza Quezada, the Yolo County Gang Task Force requested assistance from the Yolo County and Woodland SWAT teams, said Woodland Police Department Lt. Aaron Delao.

Delao said police executed a search warrant at an apartment complex at 15 Woodland Ave., where Quezada was living.

Delao said the Woodland Police Department SWAT team used an armored vehicle to provide cover as SWAT team members entered the complex and attempted to evacuate tenants.

Quezada saw what was happening and jumped out of a second-story window toward the back of the complex in an attempt to escape, Delao said. Officers in the area apprehended him.

The two SWAT teams continued to search Quezada’s apartment. They used a flash-bang grenade in the apartment, but no one else was in the room.

No one was injured, Delao said.

Quezada was booked into Yolo County jail on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Delao said the investigation into Gomez’s death is ongoing. Gomez, 35, was driving on the night of July 1 near Third and Cross streets in Woodland when he saw a man driving a light-gray Honda. The two vehicles became involved in a pursuit, but police are not sure which one was doing the chasing.

The Honda driver began shooting near the 800 block of Fifth Street, striking Gomez, who contacted a friend to assist him to Woodland Memorial Hospital. Gomez died during surgery.

Thomas Oide: 916-321-1009, @thomasoide

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