Nathan Connally, the 19-year-old man , had his share of interaction with police in his short life.
Connally was featured in Patch's . The Live Oak resident was wanted by the Santa Cruz Police Department for possessing stolen goods found in his house during a probation search.
Five days after Patch publicized his warrant, Connally, who was 5 feet 9 and 145 pounds, . According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Connally was seen on the 300 block of Berry Street on July 19 and evaded police through several backyards on Emeline Avenue. Although police roped off the neighborhood and asked all residents to stay indoors while they searched for him, they were unsuccessful in arresting Connally that night. He was apprehended the next day.
In August, 2010, Connally was arrested for suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy after he pointed a BB gun at a motorist and demanded money. While he was accompanied by a 16-year-old at the time of the crime, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that it was Connally, then 18, that held the gun.
Detectives from the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department are still investigating multiple leads. According to a Friday morning release, the department "believe[s] there are witnesses to the shooting who have important information about the homicide, but they are not currently making themselves available to assist investigators." They are asking that anyone with information on Connally call 831-454-2311, email email@example.com or call the anonymous tip line at 831-454-2487.
An informational meeting for residents of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred is being planned for Monday.
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