Neighbors have described the shocking moment when police officers invaded the Santino Legan gunman's house and put his mother in handcuffs.
Tim and Natalie O & # 39; Kelley, who live in two doors of the Legan, were stunned when an armored SWAT vehicle stopped at 11.30 on Sunday evening and the mother of the suspect Ardis Legan was ordered to raise her hands by armed agents on a loudspeaker.
The SWAT team shouted the $ 800,000 two-story detached house on a dead end in sleepy Gilroy, California, and shouted: & # 39; Residents of 358 Churchill Place come out because you are surrounded & & # 39 ;, the couple said DailyMail.com.
This came just a few hours after Legan was shot by officers after opening fire at the festival and killing three: 13-year-old Keyla Salazar, 6-year-old Stephen Romero, and 25-year-old Trevor Irby.
A SWAT team invaded the home of festival shooter Santino William Legan, 19, Sunday evening around 11:30 am and neighbors recorded video of the incident (shown in screen handles above)
Neighbors tell DailyMail.com that his mother Ardis Baylor Legan was handcuffed after the police called her out of the house
The police continued to search the house on Monday and saw the house coming and leaving
Thomas Legan, the father of the suspect, is leaving the house on Monday after his son has been identified as the suspect. Neighbors don't believe he was home at the time of the raid
Tim, 36, who shared video footage of the SWAT vehicle with DailyMail.com, said: “We heard a truck, we thought it was like a fire truck, and then we looked up and saw an armored vehicle. Then we heard them calling through a loudspeaker to the house and asking someone to come out, I think it was the woman.
Santino Legan, 19, (in a yearbook photo) was identified as the shooter who opened fire on crowds at the Sunday festival. He was shot by the police in seconds when he started firing an AK-47 that he had legally purchased in Nevada on July 9
& # 39; She immediately came out with her arms raised and they let her walk backwards towards them, shuffling a little towards them and then they said she should sit on her knees and they handcuffed her there.
& # 39; They were very gentle with her and she met everything they said. They put her in handcuffs and then they screamed at the house for probably three minutes, just saying: & # 39; This is Salinas PD, we have surrounded the house, come out with your hands up & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It was pretty shocking. & # 39;
The police repeated the request for two or three minutes, and when no one else appeared, they went in and searched it all night.
& # 39; After a while we saw a few police officers coming out, but probably a dozen went in & # 39 ;, Tim said.
The police questioned Mrs. Legan in a police car that was parked outside for about 30 minutes before she accompanied her back inside.
Tim said: & finally they let her in again, it looks like she was still fascinated, but they let her back inside.
& # 39; It was around midnight that the armored truck left. They took her back home before the truck left. & # 39;
The couple thinks the shooter father Tom Legan was looking for his son and the parents may not have known that the teenager was dead and had carried out the massacre.
The shooting took place at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. local time. The house that is being sought in the neighborhood is less than three kilometers away
Legan, depicted in his 2017 Gilroy High School yearbook, is in the fourth row from the back with a serious attitude
In all of Legan's photos, he refuses to crack a smile and appears deadpanned instead
Another yearbook photo shows the dead shooter working on laptops in the classroom
The teenager was shot after killing three. It is not clear whether his parents knew he was dead when the police came to find their house
Natalie, 30, said: “It was just super shocking. It was pretty strange to see this little street.
& # 39; When I saw her walking outside, I only recognized her when she walked forward.
& # 39; She walked super slowly, hesitantly. She was dressed in a white blouse. I just heard them say to her: & # 39; backwards, come back out of the gate, hands up & # 39; and when she got there, they let her kneel.
& # 39; It was dark. I had no idea if Tom (the father of the shooter) was there or his Tesla. I also heard that he might have been able to find his son, I know they had that reunification center. I could not hear what the women were saying, at that moment I am sure she didn't really know what was going on, maybe she didn't even know her son was dead. So Tom could have looked for him somewhere.
& # 39; They had separated her from the house for a long time as they searched the house, then they escorted her back inside. & # 39;
The teenager shared a photo of the festival before he opened fire and mocked the & # 39; too high price being sold & # 39;
The police are seen above a person who is supposed to be Legan, shot in the confrontation
Participants will be guided after the shooting under armed police guard from the festival
At the time, the neighbors were stunned by what the police wanted with the middle-aged mother.
Natalie said: “They said Salinas SWAT, so I thought it might be gang related, I didn't know it was part of the garlic festival.
& # 39; We never expected it. When that happened, I still didn't think their son did it, when I saw them arrest the woman I thought: "Why would she have anything to do with it, does it seem like she was hanging around at home?" ; Only when I processed what happened did I realize.
& # 39; I was a little surprised that there were no notifications for people's phones saying that I had to stay indoors. & # 39;
Like most neighbors on the quiet no-through road, Natalie didn't know much about the shooter and his three brothers.
She said: & # 39; I remember that they were small and that they were children. I never really talked much with the mother, she was almost never outside, but Tom, the man, was always outside. I would see him talk to other neighbors and mix. They also seemed very nice, I remember he was starting the boxing ring.
Thirteen-year-old Keyla Salazar, from San Jose (left), from San Jose, and 25-year-old Trevor Irby (right), graduated from a university in Romulus, New York, were shot and killed during the festival
Six-year-old Stephen Romero was also shot and killed during the festival
& # 39; They stayed with themselves, I couldn't even describe the son. I would see Tom run a lot, and maybe I saw him run with his son a few times. I never talked to him (Santino), & she added.
Natalie and Tim go to the garlic festival every year, usually on Sunday afternoons, but didn't go this year.
She said: & # 39; That Sunday time is perfect, the crowds are getting closer, you get extra food because they just get rid of it, that is the best time to be there and when we are usually there, so it really is heartbreaking to think of the memories of people who are now running … it must have been terrifying. It is so sad. & # 39;
Mr. Legan briefly returned to the house on Monday morning to pick up his blue Tesla, which was believed to be one of his sons.
DailyMail.com also saw him later in the morning, with his wife in the front seat, dropping off their son to pick up a dark gray Toyota Corolla parked around the corner of the house. The couple declined to comment.
Tim said he had heard that the family had left with some luggage on Monday.
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