A suspect was arrested Tuesday evening by area police on a $1 million felony warrant for firearms violations, which caused the closure of southbound Highway 17 near Laurel Road.
The arrest of Angel Solorzano, 22, came after the Gilroy Police Department began looking for him following leads that he was possibly in San Jose and requested assistance from the San Jose Police Department to apprehend him, police said.
The SJPD's Covert Response Unit assisted in the case and at approxmately 8 p.m., CRU officers stopped Solorzano in his vehilce on northbound Highway 17, south of The Summit and arrested him without incident, according to police.
A Santa Clara County Adult Probation officer, present as part of the investigation but not involved in Solorzano's arrest, had an accidental discharge with his firearm causing a non-life threatening injury to himself, the SJPD announced in a press release.
The officer was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. There were no other injuries reported, the release indicated.
The suspect was turned over to Gilroy police detectives as part of their investigation.
Persons with information about the Gilroy case are urged to contact the GPD and those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
Patch Editor Shannon Burkey contributed to this report.