The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff’s website.
Davis died Monday.
Christa Joy McGrath, 36, the mother of two teens living at the home in the 1200 block of Glenn Drive was booked into San Joaquin County Jail at about 4:30 p.m. along with her boyfriend Carlos Calzado, 26, who was reportedly living in the home.
Calzado had one lesser charge of possessing an unsecured firearm rather than the criminal storage element filed against McGrath. It has been unclear as to who actually owned the firearm.
The couple had allegedly been hosting a late night party on Saturday, Sept. 6, that led to the shooting of Hunter Davis in the forehead while in a front bedroom at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning. A second shot went above Hunter’s body slumped on the floor and hit his 17-year-old brother in the upper arm near his shoulder as he stood the hallway. It lodged in a wall in the hall. The brother was reportedly treated by medics at the scene.
The shooter was reportedly another 17-year-old who was visiting the home, He is now in custody charged with murder. The alleged shooter has been jailed in the Peterson Juvenile Hall in French Camp.
Neighbors reported hearing multiple gun shots that night in their tightly shared residential community with streets named after the early astronauts. A number of the residents referred to Hunter and his two brothers as the “vagabond children” because they reportedly wandered through the neighborhood looking for food, water or just a place to spend the night. Hunter often visited the Coffee Klatch in the lobby of Doctors Hospital where he would ask for a free bag of chips or a drink.
The youth had been on life support since the shooting occurred. Hunter had been transported by ground ambulance to San Joaquin County General Hospital before he was airlifted by helicopter to the U.C. Davis Medical center in Sacramento. He was declared to be brain dead at 8:53 Monday morning.
McGrath is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail and Calzado has a lesser $200,000 bail amount.
They are both scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:30 on Thursday, Sept.18.