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Police arrest two suspects in California home murders

In this photo provided by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office, deputies take known gang member Noah David Beard into custody. Associated Press/Tulare County Sheriff's Office

Police arrest two suspects in California home murders

Police have arrested two suspects in the Jan. 16 execution-style murders of six people in Goshen, Calif. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Friday that the two suspects—Noah David Beard, 25, and Angel “Nanu” Uriarte, 35—had been under surveillance for almost two weeks. The two suspects are confirmed gang members. Officers took Beard into custody, while Uriarte suffered injuries from a shootout with police. Uriarte is expected to survive.

Was this a gang-related killing? Boudreaux says the killings appear gang-related, but he added that the victims were not all drug dealers or gang members. Two of those killed were a 16-year-old girl and her 10-month-old baby; another victim was 72.

Dig deeper: Read Susan Olasky’s report from the WORLD archives about how Christians should respond to mass shootings.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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