Hollister Police arrested a local man in relation to a 2014 murder after the suspect visited the police station Easter Sunday to make a statement about the crime, according to authorities.

On April 21, Hollister Police detectives contacted the suspect, later identified as Christopher Larios, 32, of Hollister, when he entered the lobby of the station at 395 Apollo Way, according to police. Larios told front office staff that he wanted to make a statement about a shooting that occurred Dec. 23, 2014 on the 2000 block of Scenic Circle.

Police had ruled that shooting a homicide, resulting in the death of Raul De La Rosa, who was 28 years old at the time.

Christopher Larios

Detectives interviewed Larios extensively on April 21. Based on the content of the interview, police arrested Larios on suspicion of killing De La Rosa. Larios was booked at San Benito County Jail on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), according to police.

Larios’ bail is set at $1.05 million, police said.

On Dec. 23, 2014, Hollister Police and fire personnel responded to a medical aid call for a non-responsive man in the 2000 block of Scenic Circle. Officers found the man, later identified as De La Rosa, outside a residence in the area.

Paramedics administered medical aid, but De La Rosa was declared deceased after all life-saving efforts were exhausted, police said.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4330. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

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