Gilroy man arrested for gang-related shooting

Allen Joseph Tayson

After a six-week long investigation, Gilroy Police arrested a Gilroy man Wednesday for a gang-related shooting that occurred on the 100 block of Old Gilroy Street in September. 

Allen Joseph Tayson, 23, was arrested for shooting at an inhabited dwelling, negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, and for being a gang member in possession of a dangerous weapon. 

At 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, a shooting in a residence occurred on Old Gilroy Street, and neither the victim (later determined to be a 24-year-old male) were not identified or located.  

Gilroy Police investigated and found that the gunshot had not hit the victim, and determined the primary suspect to be Tayson. 

On Wednesday, Gilroy and Morgan Hill SWAT team served a search warrant on the 800 block of Monticelli Street and found evidence that linked Tayson to the shooting. Tayson was arrested and taken to Santa Clara County Jail. 

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is urged to contact Gilroy Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team Investigator Dawn Delfino at (408) 846-0350. Parties wishing to remain anonymous may call We-Tip at 1-800-782-7463 (1-800-78-CRIME). 

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