Fremont police arrest 29-year-old Anthony Solima in Tesla fatal shooting

By | December 15, 2021

A Tesla worker identified as 29-year-old Anthony Solima, of Milpitas, has been arrested by the Fremont Police Department in connection to the shooting death of a co-worker in the Fremont factory parking lot yesterday.

The Fremont Police Department stated that they were investigating a suspicious death at Tesla’s Fremont factory, later, the suspicious death investigation was updated to a homicide investigation.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. They learned that the victim and had just finished a shift at the Tesla manufacturing factory before being shot in the parking lot as he left. Within several hours, detectives developed leads on a potential suspect who
also worked with the victim. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect had been arguing earlier in the day and that the suspect had suddenly walked off the job.”

Solima was arrested without problem in Milpitas late last night,

Solima was transported to FPD where he was interviewed by homicide detectives before being booked at Santa Rita Jail. This investigation remains active as detectives continue with additional follow-up. There are no outstanding suspects, and detectives do not believe there is any additional risk to the community.

The victim of the victim is pending next of kin notification and confirmation by the coroner, but they confirmed both the victim and the suspect as Tesla workers. Tesla employs about 10,000 at the factory, which produces all its electric vehicles for North American markets.

The investigation is ongoing.