Thursday, February 25, 2021

Suspect named in murder of Williams teenager

The Colusa Police Department and Colusa County District Attorney’s Office are on the look out for an Arbuckle teen suspected of shooting and killing another teen in Colusa on March 26.

Colusa Police Sgt. David Jackson said a warrant has been issued for Christian Allen Suarez, 19, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, following an extensive, round-the-clock investigation that fanned out over multiple counties.

Suarez is suspected of shooting Giovanny Antony Alcaraz, 19, of Williams, in the face around 7:10 PM on Westcott Road.

Alcaraz died at Enloe Medical Center, in Chico, around 4 AM the following morning, with his mother at his side, the family said.

Alcaraz’ family described the teen as a “silly, passionate, and loving young man.”

Alcaraz was born in Northern California on Jan. 4, 2001, and graduated at age 16 from the S. Williams Abel Community School, on June 14, 2017.

“Giovanny was always that silly down to earth kid who loved to have fun and loved his family,” said Elisa N. Jorge Alcaraz, who has organized a fundraiser on gofundme.com to help the family with funeral expenses. “Unfortunately, he was taken away from us too soon and unexpectedly his life was cut too short.”

In the days following Alcaraz’ murder, DA investigators, the Colusa Police Department, and Colusa County Sheriff’s Department personnel launched an exhaustive probe  to find witnesses and perform the ever-widening investigation.

Suarez was named as the suspect as result of the tireless efforts of the Colusa County District Attorney’s Office Investigators, according to Colusa Police Chief Josh Fitch.

“I don’t know when they sleep,” Chief Fitch said, in a statement.

The investigation into Alcaraz’s death and efforts to locate Suarez are ongoing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Christian Allen Suarez is encouraged to contact Sgt. Jackson at (530) 458-7777 or Chief Investigator Dave Salm at (530) 458-0545. You can remain anonymous.

Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker is the Editor and Reporter for the Pioneer Review. She started her position with the Pioneer Review in January 2017 as the Advertising Manager. Susan specializes in local crime, government reporting. She also loves covering the various topics and events in our county. You can send her a message at susan@colusacountynews.net

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