Today at approximately 3:56pm, the Turlock Police Crisis Response Team (SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Teams) assisted the Turlock Investigations Unit in the 300 block of Bothun Road, Turlock. The officers arrested Omar Davila (21 years old from Turlock) without incident. Davila was wanted in connection to a prior attempt murder case.
According to a Turlock Police press release, investigators received information earlier in the day that Davila was residing at an address on Bothun Road. Davila had a $3 million arrest warrant for Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and additional gang and weapons charges related to a shooting incident that occurred on August 28, 2010, in Turlock. Further investigation corroborated the initial information provided and a search warrant for the residence was obtained.
The prior incident involved a vehicle having driven through an alleyway in the 1200 block of Lambert. Two subjects, later identified as Davila and Julio Mancillas (20 years old from Turlock), were in the vehicle as it passed a group of people standing in a carport. Shots were fired from the vehicle and one subject was struck with a bullet in the abdomen. The victim survived his injuries. Mancillas was later arrested, but Davila, identified as the shooter, had remained at large until today.
Due to the violent nature of the crimes committed, the Crisis Response Team was deployed. Davila gave up without confrontation and was arrested. The subsequent search of the residence yielded the recovery of a stolen vehicle in the garage, an assault rifle, a handgun, cocaine, evidence of drug sales, and gang paraphernalia. Davila was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for the warrant. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Justin Williamson at (209) 664-7331.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave anonymous tips for this or other featured cases by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.