DNA testing leads to arrest in nine-month-old case in Delano

DPD Murder Arrest
Posted at 1:42 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:42:56-04

DELANO, Calif. — Nine months after Arturo Galvan III was shot and killed, police have announced a break in his case.

The Delano Police Department announced it arrested 33-year-old Carlos Carrillo in connection to Galvan's death.

The shooting happened around 10:16 p.m. in the area of Rounds Street in Delano, according to DPD. After shooting Galvan, police said the suspects attempted to flee the area in their vehicle, but became entangled with the victim’s vehicle, leaving it immobile.

The suspect drivers attempted to dislodge the two vehicles and a suspect passenger sustained injuries when the two vehicles separated, which caused him to bleed upon the roadway and curb.

Physical and forensic evidence was sent to the Kern County Crime Lab for DNA comparison, which revealed the donor of the blood was Carrillo.

Search warrants were then served upon Carrillo’s residence where multiple stolen firearms were located, as well as illegal narcotics possessed for sales.

The Delano Police Department would like to thank the Kern County Crime Lab, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office and many others who assisted in this case.